With its release less than one month away, 20th Century Fox's The Maze Runner is shaping up to be one of this fall's most highly-anticipated movies. To help make the wait more bearable, 20th Century Fox has released two new clips and a featurette with author James Dashner.
The story centers on a young man named Thomas (Dylan O'Brien), who finds himself in a mysterious place known as The Glade from which there is no escape, since the area is enclosed in a massive stone maze. The first clip shows Thomas trying to get his fellow Gladers to tell him what is so dangerous about the maze, while the second scene shows him running inside to rescue one of his friends. The featurette takes us behind-the-scenes with James Dashner's visit to the set, which also includes new footage that teases the dreadful Grievers in this young adult adaptation.
The story follows a boy named Thomas who wakes up in a strange place called the Glade with no memory aside from his first name. The Glade is an enclosed structure populated by other boys, and is surrounded by tall, stone walls that protect them from monsters called Grievers that live in the Maze, which surrounds the walls around the Glade.
Every day, some of the kids who are Runners venture into the labyrinth trying to map the ever-changing pattern of walls in an attempt to find an exit.
As soon as Thomas arrives, unusual things begin to happen and the others grow suspicious of him. The Maze seems familiar to Thomas, but he's unable to make sense of the place despite his extraordinary abilities as a Runner.
When the first girl arrives in the Glade, she brings a message that she will be the last one to ever arrive in the Glade, as the end is near.