20th Century Fox is going to be releasing an adaptation of James Dashner’s The Maze Runner this fall and some amazing new images have hit the web!
Page to Premiere exclusively shared seven new images that give us a closer look at life in the Glade. Several images feature Dylan O’Brien as Thomas and show us part of his character journey. Through these images, we also get a glimpse at the relationships Thomas has with other characters:
For those unfamiliar with the story, here is an official synopsis (via IMDbPro): “Thomas (O’Brien) awakens in a dilapidated elevator with no memories except for his own name. The elevator deposits him into a strange place called The Glade – a large outdoor space surrounded on all sides by 150 foot walls of solid stone, and inhabited by 50 other boys who have lived there for the past 2 years all with no memory of how they got there or who sent them. Every morning the walls move apart to allow the boys out of the Glade and into the enormous and complex MAZE that stretched for miles and miles with no clear end or escape. At night the walls seal the boys inside the Glade and protect them from the vicious Grievers – insect like creatures who prowl the maze and attack anybody unfortunate enough to get stuck in it overnight.
The maze is constantly shifting, awe-inspiring, and so far, unsolved. The Gladers only hope of escaping lie in the hands of elite Maze Runners who search the shifting maze for an exit each day. When the elevator makes an unscheduled delivery of the first girl (Teresa) in the Glades history, everything is thrown into chaos. Together, Thomas and Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) must embark on a quest to solve the riddle of the maze and reveal the chilling secret of who brought them there, and why.”
The Maze Runner was directed by Wes Ball and also stars Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter, Ki Hong Lee, Blake Cooper, Aml Ameen, Chris Sheffield, and Patricia Clarkson. Will you be seeing Maze Runner when it is released on September 19?
20th Century Fox recently earned the rights for a remake of the popular stage and movie musical, Guys and Dolls. The studio will soon begin production on the remake and actors Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are under consideration for the title roles. Currently, there is no director or screenwriter signed on for the project, but Tatum and Gordon-Levitt are interested in being a part of the film.
For those of you unfamiliar with the musical, it is set in New York in the 1940s and follows a group of professional gamblers and petty criminals through their adventures in the city. Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando were in the original MGM film made in 1955 as the lead male roles, Nathan Detroit (Sinatra) and Sky Masterson (Brando).
The idea of a Guys and Dolls remake has been circulating for several years. According to an article on Deadline, it looked like studio executive, Harvey Weinstein was going to get the rights. Plus, actors such as Russell Crowe, Vin Dissel, and Hugh Jackman were all expressing interest in playing the lead roles.
The original songwriter, Frank Loesser, passed away and studios were having difficulties forming a deal with his widow, Jo Loesser. She would be in charge of signing over the rights to the songs in place of her husband, but she has not found a deal she agreed with. However, 20th Century Fox must have offered the deal she was looking for because they have clenched the rights for the musical. Some of the more famous songs featured in this show are Luck Be A Lady and Sit Down, You’re Rocking The Boat.
Now that a deal has been made and a studio is starting production, hopefully there will be some official casting news to share with you soon! What do you think of Tatum and Gordon-Levitt potentially being cast in this remake? Are you a fans of Guys and Dolls? Who do you think should be cast in this remake?
Actor Dylan O’Brien, who plays Stiles on the hit MTV show Teen Wolf, has recently signed on to star in the film adaptation of James Dashner’s The Maze Runner. O’Brien was cast as the male lead, Thomas.
The Maze Runner is the first book in a post-apocalyptic book trilogy. The story follows Thomas as he discovers his memory has been erased and he is trapped inside a mysterious maze with dozens of other boys his age. Thomas then takes it upon himself to become a leader of sorts and gets the boys to all work together to find a way out of the maze.
O’Brien will be joined by actors Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster for this film. Poulter has been cast as Gally, Scodelario will playing Teresa, Ameen is going to be portraying Alby, and Brodie-Sangster will be playing Newt.
The Maze Runner film adaptation will be directed by Wes Ball and Dashner will be writing the screenplay with Noah Oppenheim. Filming and production is supposed to start next month and the release date is currently set for February 14, 2014.
What do you think of this casting news? Are you a fan of James Dashner’s novels? Do you think O’Brien is the right choice for Thomas? Who is your favorite character in The Maze Runner?
Today has been a big day in casting news for some of the Harry Potter cast members. Daniel Radcliffe is in final negotiations to star in 20th Centry Fox’s new adaptation of Frankenstein. This project has gone through some directorial changes during production as Shawn Levy was going to direct before Paul McGuigan came in as his replacement.
According to an article on Variety, Radcliffe would be playing the role of Igor in this new adaptation. However, production is not set to start until this fall and Radcliffe is currently a part of the West End production of Cripple of Irishmaan. Be sure to check in for more news on Fox’s Frankenstein once production begins to pick up!
Do you think this would be an interesting role for Daniel Radcliffe to take on? Do you think this would be a good way for him to “break away” from Harry Potter?