‘The Maze Runner’ Sequel, ‘The Scorch Trials,’ Set for 2015; Get a First Look
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.
Dylan O'Brien and his Gladers will indeed be back for 'The Scorch Trials,' hitting theaters on September 18, 2015. What's more is that 'The Maze Runner' director Wes Ball, who'll be coming back for the sequel, has released the first concept art, further expanding the cinematic adaptation of this dystopian sci-fi world.
'The Maze Runner' is currently in theaters and raking in the box office dough. While it is based on a young-adult novel, O'Brien said, "It's so not YA, it's a sci-fi action thriller." The film follows a young man, who finds himself trapped in an area called The Glade with no memory of who he is or how he got there. He encounters a community of other young boys, and together they attempt to find a way out through the vast and intricate maze that confines them.
'The Maze Runner' has all the elements of your typical young-adult movie adaptation fair, but we even found it quite enjoyable. We're ready to run again when 'The Scorch Trials' sprints into theaters next year. Watch the trailer for 'The Maze Runner' below.