In what looks like it could be a follow-up to Marvel’s Logan (but isn’t), The Darkest Minds sees teens with full-on powers fighting other powers in order to survive.
Based on the novel by Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds comes from the producers of Stranger Things, and stars Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore and Gwendoline Christie.
A plague has wiped out 98 per cent of America’s children. As well as sales of Barbie dolls and Beyblades plummeting, it has seen the rise of survivors who have developed incredible powers that can be categorised by colour. Greens are super intelligent, blues possess telekinesis, yellows can wield control over electricity, oranges have power over the minds of others and reds can control fire.
Needless to say, this much power being wielded by America’s youth frightens the socks off governmental types, so they lock all of the kids up in detention camps. But some – including our heroine Ruby (who’s actually an orange, go figure) – manage to escape, seek a safe place to live and form a resistance movement to fight for their very futures.
The Darkest Minds is scheduled for arrival in Australian cinemas on August 2.