Fox Pushes Back 'The Maze Runner' Adaptation to September 2014
by Ethan Anderton
October 7, 2013
We've gotten a first look at the adaptation of the hit young adult novel The Maze Runner, but a trailer has yet to see the light of day. We'll likely be waiting a bit longer now since director Wes Ball revealed on Twitter that the film has been pushed back from the initial February 14th, 2014 release date to fall later in the same year. The director wrote, "Good news and bad news y'all. Bad news, you have to wait a bit longer. Good news, the movie and marketing can be the best it can be now." Honestly, this seems like good news, since the release date earlier in the year is usually in the dumping ground for studios' less stellar projects.
Deadline says 20th Century Fox will now release the film on September 19th, 2014, and Ball says, "These things aren't my choice, but I 100% agree with fox's decision. Just imagine the cool stuff we can do with a little extra time. I'll do my best to get you guys some cool stuff to see in the mean time." For those who don't know, 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. Hopefully we'll see more from the film soon