It’s always risky when a studio not only commits to a YA series, but goes into production on multiple films. Who knows if anyone’s going to show up?
If recent history has shown us anything, it’s that for every Hunger Games, there is a The Host, Beautiful Creatures, Mortal Instruments, or Ender’s Game that fails to connect and never makes it to the sequel. In the middle somewhere you have the Divergent series, which continues to lumber along, and … Maze Runner?
In this next chapter of the epic Maze Runner saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.
MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS
September 18, 2015
Director: Wes Ball
Screenplay: T.S. Nowlin, based upon the novel “The Scorch Trials” by James Dashner
Producers: Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Lee Stollman
Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Barry Pepper, Lili Taylor, and Patricia Clarkson.