With less than two weeks until The Maze Runner hits theaters, 20th Century Fox has released a featurette and two new TV spots for this YA novel adaptation. Stars Dylan O'Brien, Will Poulter and Kaya Scodelario break down the mysterious world of The Glade, where a group of young men and one woman have been brought, with no way out except through a perilous maze that no one has been able to survive. We also hear from author James Dashner in this preview, who explains that he was inspired to create this story by reading his favorite novel, Lord of the Flies, and director Wes Ball, who wanted to respect the world James created.
If that wasn't enough, we also have more action-packed footage in a couple of TV spots before The Maze Runner arrives in theaters nationwide on September 19.
The Maze Runner 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.