'Maze Runner' Sequel 'Scorch Trials' Set for a September 2015 Release
After topping the box office this past weekend with an estimated $32.5 million opening weekend, the young adult sci-fi adaption The Maze Runner starring Dylan O'Brien, Will Poulter and Kaya Scodelario has done well enough for 20th Century Fox for them to move forward with a sequel. THR reports the studio has set Maze Runner: Scorch Trials for release on September 18th, 2015. The film will be based on the second book in James Dashner's book series, and while the title seems odd, considering the fact there are no mazes in the sequel story, it's simply brand recognition so people who aren't familiar with the books.
Fox also released a high-definition version of the concept art we saw at Comic-Con this past summer:
The film is also doing well overseas, so this looks to be a hit for Fox. During The Maze Runner panel at Comic-Con, director Wes Ball said if they film did well, production on the sequel would begin this fall (which implies he'll be back to direct), and with a release date set for just under a year from now, that still seems to be the plan. Since the film just hit theaters, we don't want to spoil the first film by giving away the synopsis to the sequel just yet, so maybe you should just head to theaters. Our own Alex Billington enjoyed the film quite a bit, we'll certainly be looking forward to the sequel. Stay tuned for more updates from here.