After months of fans pestering director Wes Ball for a look on social media, 'The Maze Runner' trailer has finally debuted online, giving us our first look at footage from this new young-adult genre adaptation. It's timed so it will be screened in front of the next big young-adult hit, 'Divergent' (which is trying to be the new 'Hunger Games,' so there's a circle of life thing here). With 20th Century Fox already working on a sequel, it's possible they've got another winner on their hands.
Young-adult entertainment goes through phases and we're currently waist deep in the "sci-fi dystopian" phase, where 'The Hunger Games' is the obvious high watermark. Although 'Divergent' will make a run at the throne in a few weeks, 'The Maze Runner' is taking aim at Katniss and company later this year, and the new poster looks strategically designed to tap into your love of that franchise.
Where are all the awesome coming of age movies about one night or weekend and trying to lose your virginity or confess your love to that special someone before high school/summer/detention is over? Did 'American Pie' ruin everything? No! And the trailer for 'The First Time' just might prove it.