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First Trailer Released for Maximum Ride, Young Adult Scifi Film Based on Bestselling Series

Maximum Ride

A trailer for the film adaptation of James Patterson‘s bestselling young adult series, Maximum Ride, has been released.

The story focuses on a group of six kids whose blood has been fused with avian DNA giving them the ability to sprout wings and fly. The kids, who call themselves a “flock”, band together to fight of wolf-like men called Erasers who want them dead and to find the truth about their past and how they became what they are.

The trailer, a poster, and the official synopsis is below.

Maximum Ride poster


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.

Maximum Ride is directed by Jay Martin, a storyboard artist who made his feature debut with the film 7 Minutes a few years ago. The script is written by Angelique Hanus and Jesse Spears, based on the novel by James Patterson. Paramount will open in select theaters starting September 30th.

Maximum Ride will be released on digital HD on August 30th and will be available in (limited) theaters and on demand on September 30th.SuperFable