Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s big-budget adaptation of Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds is set for release this summer and the first trailer is on the way imminently, having been rated by Alberta Film Ratings today. We expect it to arrive in the next couple of weeks – maybe even days if it’s playing with Tomb Raider this weekend (which would be a good fit) – and we’ll be sure to keep you updated.

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When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control. Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.

Starring Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, Mandy Moore, Patrick Gibson, Skylan Brooks, Miya Cech, Gwendoline Christie and Golden Brooks, the film is released August 4 in the U.S., followed by the UK on August 10.

 

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