With the apocalyptic intimacy of Take Shelter and the beautifully observed Mud starring Matthew McConaughey, director Jeff Nichols has steadily been building a great reputation.

Now he’s back, reunited with ‘Shelter’s Michael Shannon in the brilliantly intriguing trailer for Midnight Special, which also stars Joel Edgerton (The Gift), Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia), Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Sam Shepard (Cold In July).

Likely to initially draw comparisons with Rian Johnson’s Looper through its premise, the film debuts in the UK on 15th April 2016.