Hot Trailer: ‘The Maze Runner’

By | Tuesday March 18, 2014 @ 2:50pm PDT

20th Century Fox has released a trailer for lit adaptation The Maze Runner, which stars Dylan O’Brien as Thomas, a boy who wakes up in a maze with a group of kids and no memories of the outside world. Kaya Scodelario (Skins), Will … Read More »

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Bullish On ‘The Maze Runner’, Fox Moves Ahead With ‘The Scorch Trials’

By | Thursday October 10, 2013 @ 12:42pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Though it doesn’t release the sci-fi action thriller The Maze Runner until September 19, 20th Century Fox has exercised the option to buy The Scorch Trials, the second book in the four-novel series written by James Dashner. The studio has set T.S. Nowlin to adapt. The Maze Runner, which was adapted by Noah Oppenheim, Grant Myers and Nowlin, marks the directorial debut of student Academy Award winner Wes Ball and has an ensemble led by Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter and Aml Ameen.

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Ball will supervise Nowlin’s adaptation of The Scorch Trials. In The Maze Runner, a group of youngsters find themselves in The Glades, and have to find their way through a seemingly impenetrable maze. In The Scorch Trials, the main kids have escaped, but now they face an even more treacherous challenge on the open roads of a devastated planet. Nowlin most recently wrote on Fantastic Four, and he and the director went to Florida State University’s film school together and are also planning a feature adaptation of Ball’s short film Ruin for Fox. Nowlin’s credits include Agent 13, set at Universal with Charlize Theron and Rupert Wyatt attached, and Our Name Is Adam, which Mary Parent will produce and Tom Cruise will star in for Paramount. The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman are producing The Scorch Trials along with Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen, and Joe Hartwick Jr. Emma Watts and Jason Young are overseeing. Read More »

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‘Maze Runner’ Release Pushed To September 19, 2014

By | Saturday October 5, 2013 @ 3:30pm PDT

The Maze Runner had been set for a February 14, 2014 release but is now being delayed to September 19. ”Good news and bad news y’all. Bad news, you have to wait a bit longer. Good Read More »

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Tweets Lead Blake Cooper To ‘Maze Runner’ Role

By | Tuesday April 23, 2013 @ 3:39pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Maybe it’s appropriate that director Wes Ball just tweeted that Blake Cooper got the pivotal role of Chuck in The Maze Runner. Cooper got Ball’s attention with a flurry of tweets to the director, basically saying “I’m … Read More »

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‘Teen Wolf’ Actor Nabs ‘Maze Runner’ Lead

By | Thursday April 18, 2013 @ 8:23am PDT

Dylan O'Brien Maze RunnerEXCLUSIVE: Dylan O’Brien (MTV‘s Teen Wolf) has landed the role of Thomas in 20th Century Fox‘s Hunger Games-esque The Maze Runner. Character is one of a group of … Read More »

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Will Poulter Circling ‘Maze Runner’

By | Tuesday March 5, 2013 @ 8:02am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Will Poulter has been offered one of the leads in Maze Runner, the Wes Ball-directed adaptation of the James Dashner novel. Poulter, whose breakout came in Son of Rambow, most recently starred in The Chronicles of Narnia and will … Read More »

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