20th Century Fox has hired Wes Ball to direct an adaptation of James Dashner's book The Maze Runner.

The book is set in a post-apocalyptic world and follows a boy named Thomas, whose memory has been wiped as part of a mysterious test. After his brain is wiped, he is thrown into a giant maze with a group of boys. He soon learns that he was destined to become a maze runner and embarks on a voyage to freedom. Noah Oppenheim wrote the script for the film.

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The studio recently picked up the director's short film Ruin, which became an internet sensation earlier this year. He is also set to direct the feature length version of that film.