20th Century Fox launched the official trailer of "The New Mutants" movie and it featured a group of teenage mutants who are struggling to survive a haunted institute, while they are dealing with their own personal demons because of their growing powers.

The film is directed by Josh Boone, who is known for helming movies such a "Stuck in Love" and "The Fault in Our Stars." "The New Mutants" will be part of the "X-Men" film franchise and this is Fox's first attempt at creating a sci-fi horror film based on a superhero comic book.

Who are the New Mutants?

In the Marvel comics, the New Mutants team are the teenage splinter group of the X-Men who are trained to use their powers to help humanity other than fighting. The group was trained by Professor Xavier before Magneto took over for his friend.

The film version of the team consists of Sam Guthrie (Cannonball), Roberto da Costa (Sunspot), Danielle Moonstar (Mirage), Rahne Sinclair (Wolfsbane), and Illyana Rasputin (Magik). They are being held inside a mutant institute run by Dr. Cecilia Reyes.

Sam has the ability to release thermo-chemical energy that he can use to boost himself and fly like a rocket. Roberto can absorb solar energy that enhances his physical strength and unleash solar blasts.

Danielle is a psychic who can create illusions based on a person's fear or desire. Rahne can transform herself into a werewolf and has animal-like senses, strength, speed, and healing factor. And Illyana can create dimensional discs to teleport and she also happens to be the sister of X-Men member Colossus.

The team will fight the Demon Bear in the movie as the monster hunts down each character inside the institute.

They are all connected

Director John Boone confirmed that "The New Mutants" will be connected to the "X-Men" Film Franchise, but he cannot reveal how these connections will happen.

"I can't... there's some things I can't talk about," Boone told IGN. I can just say that it is connected to and a part of the X-Men universe, and will continue to be a part of the X-Men universe and will be part of that as it opens up in the next movies and all that."

Boone also revealed that the "X-Men" spin-off will take place in the present timeline as the "Deadpool" movie.

Fox announced that fan-favorite characters Karma and Warlock will be added to a future sequel depending on the success of the first film.

The studio is also working on other "X-Men" films such as "Dark Phoenix," "Deadpool 2," and "X-Force." The film will premiere on April 13, 2018.