First Look: Sci-Fi 'Maze Runner' Adaptation Starring Dylan O'Brien

July 3, 2013
Source: MTV

The Maze Runner

As we await young adult adaptations like The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and Divergent, both with female leads trying to capitalize on The Hunger Games audience, another film based on a popular young adult novel puts the spotlight on the boys. The Maze Runner is based on the book of the same name by James Dashner and follows Dylan O'Brien as a teen who wakes up in an industrual elevator not knowing who he is. Trapped in the center of a maze with a community of other boys in a mysterious place called The Glade, the only way out is to navigate the huge maze which changes nightly and is full of creatures called Grievers. Now we have the first photos from the film which is currently in production in Louisiana. Look!

Here are the first look photos from Wes Ball's The Maze Runner from MTV:

The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner marks the feature directorial debut of Wes Ball, working from a script by Noah Oppenheim and James Dashner (who wrote the book on which the film is based). The story follows teen Thomas (Dylan O'Brien), who awakens in a rusty elevator with no memory of who he is, only to learn he's been delivered to the middle of an intricate maze, along with a slew of other boys, who have been trying to find their way out of the ever-changing labyrinth — all while establishing a functioning society in what they call The Glade. Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter and more star in the film arriving on February 14th, 2014.

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  • Cabaaal
    Sounds like "The Cube" rehashed into a teeny bopper film.
  • lilyh
    SUCH a fantastic book, make sure you read it before seeing the movie.
    • EmagSamurai
      I didn't get into these books nearly as much as I had hoped. They were good enough for me to finish the series, but just barely. The premise had a lot of potential, but the author just seemed to run out of talent at times. I've got high hopes for the movie. Here's hoping it doesn't turn into another Golden Compass.
    • Amanda Brohman
      The first one blew me away and I read the other two in two days but the ending was just so unsatisfying....
  • Brian Sleider
    This seems pointless, I feel another "I am #4" incoming.
    • JoshCasader
      • Brian Sleider
        • Jason
          Shut up, Brian.
          • Brian Sleider
            Thats a mature reaction.
          • JoshCasader
            Okay then. How about this: Shut up, Meg(Brian).
          • Brian Sleider
            Sorry that you are upset that this movie will fail. Dont blame me, I did not make it. I will call it now based on what I've seen thus far and say 50-60 metacritic TOPS. Come back when this is out and say some shit.
          • Linda
            Because 5 movie stills and one peice of concept art is enough to tell the movie will have low scores on critic sites and will fail in general? Or how about we are months away from release and they only started marketing the film? It's way to early to tell how this film will do quality wise and box office wise. As somebody who has actually read the book, these stills look very promising. Nobody should take the opinion of someone so ignorant on this story/production seriously.
          • Brian Sleider
            I stand by my remark time will prove me correct.
          • JoshCasader
            I will take your thoughts to heart. /sarcasm She pretty much said it all. Certain cast members have big enough backing that will help get the film attention. Also considering it's the first film from director Wes Ball, only having made a short film before that was well received, there's no way of knowing how critics will react to it. Already shooting it down is an ignorant and egotistical thing to do. And like she said, I rather not listen to the opinion of somebody who has no knowledge of the story and judges it based on it's genre.
          • Brian Sleider
            I do not care enough, talk to you in 6 months when your movie releases to no one caring. You say you rather not listen, but yet here you are defending this movie like it was your best friend. Get over it this movie will make less noise than a fart in a wind storm.
  • Avi
    for me it looks cool and a rip of from the cube i don't mind...
    • JoshCasader
      It's nothing like the Cube, or it's sequels...
  • A wee bit like Lost in bits there too, quite like the look of this.




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