Here’s the first official trailer for Little Rock native Jeff Nichols‘ latest, a sci-fi thriller starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver and Sam Shepard. Official synopsis:

In the sci-fi thriller “Midnight Special,” writer/director Jeff Nichols proves again that he is one of the most compelling storytellers of our time, as a father (Michael Shannon), goes on the run to protect his young son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), and uncover the truth behind the boy’s special powers.

What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the Federal Government. Ultimately his father risks everything to protect Alton and help fulfill a destiny that could change the world forever, in this genre–defying film as supernatural as it is intimately human.

The film, Nichols’ first big studio effort, was originally set for a Thanksgiving 2015 release, but was pushed back to March 18, 2016.