Movie Adaptations We’re Looking Forward to Watching in 2018

The Darkest Minds

Based on The Darkest Minds, the first book of The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken
Release Date: September 14th
Cast to include: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Harris Dickinson, Gwendoline Christie

Plot: Ruby Daly never thought she would survive the horrible plague that killed 98% of America’s children… but she did. Those who survived the disease were left with unnatural powers that could only be described by a color: the greens (super intelligent), the blues (telekinesis), the yellows (control over electricity), the oranges (power over the mind), and the reds (control fire). Ruby is an orange, a dangerous one. She is sent to Thurmond, a camp for kids like her. She is miserable there and scared of what happened to the others like her. She hides under the facade that she is a green and watched as those like her are taken away. She escapes this horrible place with the help of the children’s league, and from there her life changes forever.

Our thoughts: It’s always iffy when it comes to science fiction and YA stuff, or at least when it’s put to visuals. Everyone has their own interpretation of how things look and how the people are supposed to look or say when they have special powers. But with Amandla Stenberg as the main character, we’re hopeful. It doesn’t hurt to have Mandy Moore, who’s been flying high with the success of her TV series This Is Us, and Gwendoline Christie who’s also been pretty busy with Star Wars: The Last Jedi and HBO’s Game of Thrones, as your co-stars. We’re just hoping this movie turns out to be another great franchise to look forward to in the years to come.

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By Nat, the Geek Girl

Southern California native who likes movies, books (Shadowhunter Chronicles, NA, YA fantasy, Red Rising series), TV shows (The Sandman), and San Diego Comic-Con. I also like to write, but don't get to do much of that aside from on here. I fell into the BTS rabbit hole, and I refuse to leave.

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