Teens can fly in first trailer for James Patterson's young adult dystopia Maximum Ride

If you’re looking for a new young adult sci-fi franchise to fill the void now that Divergent is apparently heading to the small screen, how about something with winged teens?

The first trailer for Maximum Ride, the film adaptation of James Patterson’s young adult sci-fi series, focuses on six children genetically cross-bred with avian DNA, who take flight (literally) to learn their origins. It looks … designed to appeal to the Hunger Games and Divergent crowd, but with the added mix of good-looking kids with wings to shake things up. The film is coming from Paramount, though the effects work leaves a bit to be desired.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Based on the phenomenal, bestselling book series by James Patterson, Maximum Ride is the extraordinary journey of six DNA-enhanced young orphans with the ability to fly — on a mission to rescue the youngest of their flock while discovering the diabolical, scientific secrets of how they came to exist. Their leader is Max, wise beyond her years, who must summon all her courage and acumen to outmaneuver the brutal half-human/half-wolf creations known as “Erasers”, confront her own inner demons and ultimately face a stunning betrayal.

The film stars Allie Marie Evans, Patrick Johnson, Lyliana Wray, Luke Gregory Crosby, Gavin Lewis, Tetona Jackson, Zayne Emory, Peter O'Brien and Carrie Wampler.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think:

(Via First Showing)

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