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First Trailer For Young Adult Adaptation THE DARKEST MINDS

the darkest minds
First look at the screen adaptation of author Alexandra Bracken's dystopian sci-fi series.

the darkest minds

With the final instalment of The Maze Runner series hitting cinemas earlier this year, it may have felt like the curtain had closed on Hollywood's fad for screen adaptations of dystopian Young Adult sci-fi novels. Apparently not, as August sees the release of The Darkest Minds, based on the first novel in a series by author Alexandra Bracken.

The movie posits a future where teenagers develop mysterious powers and are detained in camps. Amandla Stenberg plays one such teen who leads an escape before forming a resistance against the adult powers that be.

Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie and Harris Dickinson also star in the live-action feature debut of director Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3).

The Darkest Minds is in UK/ROI cinemas August 10th.

The official synopsis reads:

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.