Following a very cute viral video from earlier in the week, which shows the effects of the deadly Flare Virus, 20th Century Fox has launched both an extended TV spot and a clip from The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. Dylan O'Brien's Thomas has found himself trapped inside a facility designed to keep him safe from the ruined outside world. But as we see in this extended teaser, he and his friends are forced out into the desert wasteland otherwise known as The Scorch. There, he discovers what happened to San Francisco, and it's not pretty.

The first clip shows Thomas being questions about WCKD, as their leader Janson tries to figure out which side the young teen is on. In last year's The Maze Runner, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his group of survivors managed to escape the perilous maze, only to find the planet in ruins. Now he must deal with the last remaining survivors, who are attempting to resurrect the human race in ways that are not entirely conducive to the rational mind.

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.

Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch. There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die. The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch-the most burned-out section of the world. And WCKD has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off. There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers' destruction-and they're determined to survive.

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The Maze Runner stars Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Newt), Kaya Scodelario (Teresa), Ki Hong Lee (Minho) and Patricia Clarkson (Ava Paige) reprise their roles from the hit adaptation, and are joined by a slew of new cast members. Aidan Gillen portrays the villainous Janson, alongside Giancarlo Esposito as Jorge, Lili Taylor as Mary Cooper, Nathalie Emmanuel as Harriet, Katherine McNamara as Sonya, Rosa Salazar as Brenda and Jacob Lofland as Aris Jones. The Maze Runner earned $340.8 million worldwide at the box office from just a $34 million budget.

Stars Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario and Ki Hong Lee are seen running for their lives in the first extended TV spot. While WCKD's motives aren't made quite clear in the clip. Will Thomas and his friends survive? Probably, as The Maze Runner: The Death Cure is already planned for 2017. Stay tuned for more from The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, as we get closer and closer to the September 18 release. Until then, enjoy this latest sneak peek.

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