The Darkest Minds is an upcoming American superhero science fiction action film directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson from a screenplay by Chad Hodge. The film will be released in theaters and IMAX. It is based on Alexandra Bracken’s young adult novel of the same name. The film stars Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, and Gwendoline Christie.
After a plague kills nearly all of America’s children, the ones left acquire special abilities. Sixteen-year-old Ruby Daly, one of the most powerful, runs away from her government internment camp with other teenagers. The group comes to realize they can foment a rebellion and exact revenge upon those in power who have tortured their generation.
When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are seen as a threat by the government and sent to detainment camps. Sixteen-year-old Ruby soon escapes from her captors and joins other runaways who are seeking a safe haven. Banded together and on the run, they soon combine their collective powers to fight the adults who tried to take away their future.
Initial release: August 3, 2018 (Brazil, USA)
Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Based on: The Darkest Minds; by Alexandra Bracken
Story by: Alexandra Bracken
Screenplay: Alexandra Bracken, Chad Hodge
Producers: Shawn Levy, Dan Levine