The Maze Runner

(2014)

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.

‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Is Coming February 2017

‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Is Coming February 2017

Back in October, it was revealed by The Maze Runner director Wes Ball that the final installment of the franchise, The Maze Runner: The Death Cure, will not be split into two movies, a technique employed by a number of young adult franchises such as Twilight and The Hunger Games. Today, ERC Box Office is reporting that 20th Century Fox has handed out a February 17, 2017 release date for The Maze Runner: The Death Cure, confirming that it will not be split into two movies. This final installment of The Maze Runner franchise currently has the February 17, 2017 release date all to itself, but it will debut just one week after 20th Century Fox's The Mountain Between Us hits theaters on February 10, 2017.

The Maze Runner hit theaters last September, with the sequel The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials set to hit theaters on September 18. This release date for The Maze Runner: The Death Cure means that fans will have to wait nearly a year and a half for the franchise finale after The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials debuts this fall. We reported last month that T.S. Nowlin has come aboard to write the screenplay for The Maze Runner: The Death Cure, but it hasn't been confirmed if Wes Ball will be back to direct.

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‘Maze Runner’ Interview with Director Wes Ball | EXCLUSIVE

‘Maze Runner’ Interview with Director Wes Ball | EXCLUSIVE

There aren't many filmmakers who get to take a crack at a major young adult franchise with their first feature film, but director Wes Ball managed to do just that with The Maze Runner, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD December 16. Based on the popular novel trilogy by James Dashner, The Maze Runner is set in a mysterious and massive maze known as The Glade, where a number of young men find themselves inexplicably trapped, with no memory of how or why they were put there. Dylan O'Brien stars as Thomas, the latest addition to The Glade who may be the one to lead them out of the maze for good.

After working as a graphic artist for several years, Wes Ball makes his directorial debut with The Maze Runner, an ambitious project that managed to win over fans and critics alike, taking in over $330 million at the box office during its theatrical run. I recently had the chance to chat with Wes Ball, who took a break during his production schedule on the sequel The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, to chat about the various challenges this production had to offer, the process of picking such a diverse cast, and much more. Take a look at what he had to say in our exclusive interview for The Maze Runner below.

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‘Maze Runner’ DVD and Blu-ray Releases December 16th

‘Maze Runner’ DVD and Blu-ray Releases December 16th

Will you make it out alive? Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invites you to unlock the mysteries of the maze on December 16 when The Maze Runner hits Blu-ray and DVD. Based on the book by James Dashner that made The New York Times best-sellers list for more than 100 weeks, The Maze Runner brings together an up-and-coming cast of young talent including (Dylan O'Brien (Teen Wolf, The Internship), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game of Thrones), Will Poulter (We're the Millers), and Kaya Scodelario (Skins) that do whatever it takes to survive.

In this heart-pounding survival thriller based on the best-selling novel, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien of MTV's "Teen Wolf) wakes up trapped in a massive, ever-changing maze with a group of boys who have no memory of the outside world. Facing dangerous obstacles at every turn - especially the deadly Grievers that roam the concrete corridors at night - Thomas and the others must race to piece together clues in order to discover their true purpose... and find a way out before it's too late!

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‘Maze Runner 3’ Won't Be Split Into a Two-Part Movie

‘Maze Runner 3’ Won't Be Split Into a Two-Part Movie

When the Harry Potter franchise split J.K. Rowling's final book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows into two movies, it started a trend that continued in similar franchises such as Twilight, The Hunger Games and Divergent. One young adult franchise that will not be following in those footsteps is The Maze Runner, according to director Wes Ball.

Of course, this type of decision is typically not one for the director to make, and we won't know for sure until sometime next year. However, while massive books like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (759 pages) lend itself to a two-part finale, the final Maze Runner book Death Cure is only 336 pages. The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials hits theaters on September 18, 2015, and if 20th Century Fox keeps their current pace, Death Cure will likely be arrive in theaters in the fall of 2016.

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‘Maze Runner 2’ Concept Art Reveals an Apocalyptic Wasteland

‘Maze Runner 2’ Concept Art Reveals an Apocalyptic Wasteland

20th Century Fox releases hi-res concept art for the ‘Maze Runner’ sequel ‘The Scorch Trails’, which was initially shown at Comic-Con.
‘Maze Runner’ Sequel ‘Scorch Trials’ Gets 2015 Release

‘Maze Runner’ Sequel ‘Scorch Trials’ Gets 2015 Release

‘The Maze Runner’ sequel ‘Scorch Trials’ will hit theaters almost exactly one year from today, following the original's box office success.
BOX OFFICE: ‘The Maze Runner’ Wins with $32.5 Million

BOX OFFICE: ‘The Maze Runner’ Wins with $32.5 Million

‘The Maze Runner’ takes the top spot at the box office, followed by ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ in second place with $13.1 million.
BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can ‘Maze Runner’ Win the Weekend?

BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can ‘Maze Runner’ Win the Weekend?

Does Liam Neeson's ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ stand a chance against ‘The Maze Runner’? Check out our projected top 10 for the weekend.