Fox was so confident that 'The Maze Runner' would be a success that, earlier on, it greenlit it's sequel, 'The Scorch Trials,' based on James Dashner's second installment in his dystopian novel series. Following the film's box office success this opening weekend, though, the studio wants a quicker turnaround and has now slated the sequel for release in 2015, while revealing a first look at what's to come.
The Maze Runner
Young adult movies are big business. 'The Maze Runner' took over the box office this weekend, proving that the audience for films were young people in science fiction dystopias are forced into violent and terrible predicaments extends beyond the 'Hunger Games' franchise.
This weekend, you now have a choice: You can continue to solve your favorite maze puzzles in the privacy of your own home or you can watch a movie about mazes. No matter how you break it down, this is a very exciting and difficult decision. Hopefully, that decision will become a little easier after we answer every question that you could possibly have about ‘The Maze Runner.’
Following the 20th Century Fox Comic-Con 2014 panel from this past weekend, the new 'Maze Runner' trailer has sprinted online, featuring new looks at the mysterious "Glade" and our first look at the dangers that lie within.
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.
Keeping in mind that 'The Maze Runner' (Wes Ball's adaptation of James Dashner's young-adult sci-fi novel) doesn't even hit theaters until September of next year, 20th Century Fox is already looking to bring the second book in the four-part series, 'The Scorch Trials,' to the big screen. It's probably running after 'The Hunger Games'' box office gold.
With 'Teen Wolf' star Dylan O'Brien cast in the leading role, 'The Maze Runner,' adapted from the James Dashner novel of the same name, can now proceed with production. Filming recently went underway on the film, which is aiming for a February 14, 2014 release date, and the first piece of concept imagery has just been released. So how would you like to get your first look at the massively intricate maze known as The Glade?