20th Century Fox has released the first action-packed trailer for The Darkest Minds, a Stranger Things meets X-Men imitation based on Alexandra Bracken’s popular young adult sci-fi series of the same name. Seriously, all they really needed to do was add some yellow and blue and we’d have another X-Men superhero film. Regardless, it still looks pretty cool.
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.
The film stars Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, and Gwendoline Christie.