First Impressive Trailer for Superpowers Thriller 'The Darkest Minds'

March 28, 2018
Source: YouTube

The Darkest Minds Trailer

"The more that I try to control it, the more damage that I do…" 20th Century Fox has unveiled the first trailer for a superpowers movie titled The Darkest Minds, the live-action debut of Kung Fu Panda 2 & 3 director Jennifer Yuh Nelson. "From the producers of 'Stranger Things' and Arrival comes the latest YA survival thriller," based on the novel by Alexandra Bracken. Here's what this series is about: after a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government. This stars Amandla Stenberg (from The Hunger Games + Everything, Everything), Mandy Moore, Harris Dickinson, Wallace Langham, Golden Brooks, Mark O'Brien, Patrick Gibson, and Gwendoline Christie. This looks very YA, but it looks cool, dare I say. A mix of Chronicle and The Girl with All the Gifts.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Jennifer Yuh Nelson's The Darkest Minds, from YouTube:

The Darkest Minds Movie

The Darkest Minds Poster

For more info on Fox's The Darkest Minds, visit the official website or follow on Twitter @DarkestMinds.

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 control of their future. The Darkest Minds is directed by South Korean filmmaker Jennifer Yuh Nelson, director of the films Kung Fu Panda 2 & 3 previously, making her live-action debut. The screenplay is written by Chad Hodge, based on the novel by Alexandra Bracken. Fox will open The Darkest Minds in theaters everywhere on August 3rd this summer.

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Wow, this looks horrible.

CyraNOSE on Mar 28, 2018


If minds could move things, right? Then you could have some confidence in this world? Hardly, the more power and its sources people find so much more destruction we see around us. Not a cool idea ...

shiboleth on Mar 28, 2018


This actually looks pretty good. I think what intrigues me more is that it's not a superhero movie yet they have super powers.

Brandon Cole on Mar 29, 2018


Then you definitely need to watch Chronicle.

Nick Sears on Mar 29, 2018


I seen Chronicle lol. But Chronicle came out just around the beginning where as this new movie is dead smack in the superhero movie era.

Brandon Cole on Mar 30, 2018


Ahhh word haha

Nick Sears on Mar 30, 2018


So this isn't X-men? Or affiliated with any other Marvel property? sure feels like it is. But yeah, this is for the YA demographic. I'm not sure I can stand that "pop" soundtrack.

THE_RAW_ on Apr 2, 2018

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