By Creative Media TimesBased on Alexandra Bracken’s YA novel, 20th Century Fox’s science fiction thriller film “The Darkest Minds” has a new trailer showcasing teens with superpowers.
Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, who co-directed Kung Fu Panda 3 with Alessandro Carloni, the trailer features a dystonian future where a plague killed many children while the few who survived developed special abilities. One of them is 16-year old Ruby Daly (Amandla Stenberg) who is learning how to control her powers as she escapes from a camp where the teens are rounded up.
“From the producers of Stranger Things and Arrival”, the film has obvious similarities to X-Men, which could potentially help visibility of The Darkest Minds. A new X-Men spin off “New Mutants” about teenage mutants held in secret facility was moved to a late summer 2019 release date. The film rights of that franchise is also owned by 20th Century Fox.
Written by Chad Hodge (Wayward Pines), the film also stars Harris Dickinson, Skylan Brooks, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie and Patrick Gibson.
“The Darkest Minds” is set to unleash on August 3, 2018.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. Sixteen-year-old Ruby, one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven. Soon this newfound family realizes that, in a world in which the adults in power have betrayed them, running is not enough and they must wage a resistance, using their collective power to take back control of their future.