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 has been working on getting an adaptation of James Dashner’s, The Maze Runner, to the silver screen. Fans of the young adult series will be very excited to know that the first official trailer for this anticipated adaptation has finally been released!
The first trailer gives us a close look at the dystopian world the story is set in and an introduction to the major characters. The Maze Runner follows Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), who finds himself in a closed off community with a group of boys his age.
Thomas also discovers later on that his memory was erased before being placed in “the glade.” He must join the forces of “runners” to try and find a way out of the glade and to figure out the truth behind the situation they are in.
The Maze Runner is directed by Wes Ball and has quite a talented young cast that also includes Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Patricia Clarkson, Aml Ameen, Jacob Latimore, Ki Hong Lee, Don McManus, Chris Sheffield, Blake Cooper, Joe Adler, and Dexter Darden.
What do you think of this new trailer? Are you a fan of James Dashner’s novels? Are you looking forward to this movie hitting theaters on September 19, 2014? What do you think of the young and talented cast behind this project?
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?