And you thought, post-Hunger Games, we were done with YA dystopian book adaptations. Based on the young adult novel by Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds combines YA dystopia and comic book superpowers to bring you a summer flick packed with action.
When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. Sixteen-year-old Ruby (Amanda Stenberg), one of the most powerful young people around, escapes her camp and joins forces with a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven. The film also stars Mandy Moore, Bradley Whitford and Gwendoline Christie.
In the new clip below, we see Ruby with her band of runaways encounter a menacing-looking Lady Jane (Gwendoline Christie) on the open road. The leader of this band of runaways, Liam (who screams love interest), has to think fast to ensure she doesn’t catch them in their van, and enlists Ruby’s help to be the getaway driver.
Check out the clip below, and catch The Darkest Minds in theaters on August 3.