Kin looks like a crime action thriller with a cool difference, with a seriously sci-fi weapon and alien soldiers added to the usual mix of vengeful crims and ex-cons trying to be good.

Starring Carrie Coon, Dennis Quaid, Zoë Kravitz, James Franco and Jack Reynor, it tells of a kid who stumbles upon a peculiar – and rather deadly – alien weapon. This comes in handy when his ex-con big brother gets into trouble with decidedly undesirable crims and the pair go on the lam. However, it also attracts the attention of the feds – and the weapon’s owners…

Stranger Things and Arrival producers Dan Cohen and Shaun Levy are behind Kin, with directors Jonathan and Josh Baker making their feature film debut.

No Australian release date has been confirmed at this time.