Get your first looks at Ruby, Liam, Chubs, Zu and Blue Betty in THE DARKEST MINDS photos!
Being a young person is hard enough without having wild powers that adults fear and persecute you for, but that’s exactly what’s happening to the young characters in The Darkest Minds, based on the YA series by Alexandra Bracken.
In a dystopian future in which 98 percent of children were wiped out by a plague and the survivors are considered extremely dangerous, Ruby (Amandla Stenberg) is an “orange,” who can control people’s thoughts. She’s lived in a work camp called Thurmond for years, but everything changes on the night she’s able to escape with Liam (Harris Dickinson), a “blue” with telekinesis, Chubs (Skylan Brooks), a “green” genius, and Zu (Miya Cech), a “yellow” who can control electricity.
On the run from a bounty hunter known as Lady Jane (Gwendoline Christie), the four desperately search for the resistance effort that’s on their side and the safety of a hidden community– all of which may just be a myth.
Entertainment Weekly and Empire Online have the first looks at The Darkest Minds movie, with photos including the four leads, Mandy Moore as Thurmond doctor Cate Connor, and the gang’s trusty steed, Blue Betty (originally called Black Betty in the book, but likely changed for legal rights reasons thanks to the Ram Jam song.) Take a look below!
The Darkest Minds trailer is due out Wednesday, so be on the lookout! The film hits theaters on August 3, 2018.