New Trailer Shows Dennis Quaid Starring Alongside James Franco In 'Kin'

The new trailer for the film Kin shows Dennis Quaid starring alongside James Franco in a sci-fi thriller from the people behind Stranger Things and Arrival.

The film tells the story of a reluctant teenage hero who has greatness thrust upon him whilst trying to reconnect with his brother. Jack Reynor appears as a recently released prisoner on the run from James Franco's character - also a criminal on the hunt for revenge - and his relentless army of otherworldly soldiers.

Myles Truitt plays Reynor's brother, Eli - the aforementioned teenage hero - who is equipped with the secret weapon that can stop Franco's evil forces.

From the trailer it looks as if the weapon is some sort of giant futuristic ray gun. It certainly makes short work of a few people, a pool table, and the wall of an office.

The film also stars Carrie Coon, Zoe Kravitz, and Dennis Quaid.

The film is the debut film from directorial duo Jonathan and Josh Barker. The brothers will take the reins over a project that was produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen who also produced the popular Netflix sci-fi show Stranger Things and critically acclaimed sci-fi feature film Arrival.

The script was written by Daniel Casey who also has writing credits for films like The Passage and Drag Me to Hell.

Credit: Lionsgate/Kin
Credit: Lionsgate/Kin

The trailer is an action-packed affair that plays up the relationship between brothers Reynor and Truitt. This is Truitt's first feature film outing, having appeared last year in a TV mini-series about the band New Edition.

Reynor has previously appeared in films such as Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Glassland. Last year he won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting (easy for you to say) at Sundance Film Festival for his role in Sing Street.

The film's score will be written and performed by the Scottish post rock band Mogwai - they released the first track, entitled 'Donuts' on 25 April.

This is the first feature film score that the band have written and lead guitarist and composer Stuart Braithwaite said: "It's a different film for us. It's sci-fi with a teenage guy leading the movie. There's a lot of drama in it, so our music works pretty well with it."

The film is being put out by Lionsgate and will be available to watch in theatres worldwide as of 31 August 2018.

Featured Image Credit: Summit Entertainment/Kin

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