Watch: New Trailer for Wes Ball's Sci-Fi Thriller 'The Maze Runner'

July 29, 2014
Source: Yahoo

The Maze Runner Trailer

"No one has ever survived a night in the maze." Fox has unveiled another new trailer for Wes Ball's The Maze Runner, an adaptation of the young adult book by James Dashner about a group of kids trapped in an elaborate, futuristic maze. While this reeks of a wannabe Hunger Games series, it actually has a lot of its own unique offerings. I'm admittedly looking forward to this movie mostly because I have high hopes that director Wes Ball (of the short Ruin) is the next the big thing and this is going to be his kick ass feature debut showing us what he can really do. While this trailer is a bit generic, the movie looks engaging. Dylan O'Brien stars as Thomas, along with Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter and Thomas Brodie-Sangster.

Here's the latest trailer for Wes Ball's adaptation of The Maze Runner, direct from Yahoo:

The Maze Runner marks the feature directorial debut of Wes Ball (of Ruin), 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 September 19th, 2014.

The Maze Runner Poster

Another mesmerizing poster above for Wes Ball's The Maze Runner movie debuted by Yahoo for this trailer.

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"While this reeks of a wannabe Hunger Games series" The Hunger Games didn't even exist when this book was written....

Brooke on Jul 29, 2014


I listened to half of Slam Dunk... It was not. This sounds like the track that got dumped on the studio floor in lieu of Hot for Teacher. Sorry Dave, no breaks coming up..oo

nikol kidman on Jul 29, 2014


2009 is before 2008? Hunger games was written in 06 and published in 08 Runner was published in 09...... So yeh wanabe Hunger Games.

Brian Sleider on Jul 29, 2014


To be fair it could have been written before the hunger games came out and then not published until after

Jon Odishaw on Jul 29, 2014


You think the author wrote the story, did all the editing, found a publisher, and had it released in one year? Lmfao, okay then. Keep trying to find reasons to call it a Hunger Games wanna-be, I'm sure you'll come up with something soon.

Brooke on Jul 29, 2014


Maze Runner was written in 06 as was Hunger Games. Not sure which was finish first Possibly Maze Runner which was in March of 06, could not find anything other than 2006 for HG. SO it is safe to safe neither is a rip of of the other or nessaccarily a "wannabe". But with the book being released a year later and the move 3 or 4 years later, in the eyes of the public it is a ripoff/wannabe.

Brian Sleider on Jul 29, 2014


I honestly don't see how this resembles The Hunger Games at all..

steve on Jul 29, 2014


It focuses on kids set in a dystopic future and is based on a young adult book. Not hard to see some parallels.

Brian Sleider on Jul 29, 2014


big difference for me is this maze trailer was excellent -while I have yet to see a hunger games trailer that I could watch to the end.....let alone try to watch one of those ridiculous movies. this movie is the first YA based film that i think I'm going to like a lot. if it is, in fact, a HG copycat.....then, I'd say the better description should be is " the maze is HG done right". again - this just my opinion.

dan on Jul 29, 2014


Little early to say if this movie is "done right".

Brian Sleider on Jul 29, 2014


Spidermans parents died just like Batmans and they're both comics. Batman came out first though so Spiderman is a wannabe batman by your logic

steve on Aug 1, 2014


Hehe, title says balls 😛

Tuomas Lassila on Jul 29, 2014


high five

Danimal on Jul 29, 2014


Young Adult novel or not... Holy shit this movie looks cool.

Aj Meadows on Jul 29, 2014


Sorry buddy but it's a really boring book. It's got a cool premise but it is paced horribly. Takes forever for anything to happen.

Kento on Jul 30, 2014


Disagree. Read all three and found them highly entertaining and well paced. So did another 2,000 Amazon reviews.

Brando on Jul 30, 2014


Hmmm, well I don't plan on reading the books, so hopefully the movie keeps shit moving.

Aj Meadows on Jul 30, 2014


Digging everything I am seeing here. I am going to rip through these books.

DAVIDPD on Jul 29, 2014


This looks like fun. The only bummer for me is that the cast is all boys and only one girl - which is plain old "Smurfette Syndrome" yet again. A film trope that is beyond tired. But I'm still going to enjoy the film for what it is. It looks to have tense atmosphere, internal conflict between the characters, mystery, and creatures. Never read the book, so have no idea where it all goes. Game on!

crystaltowers on Jul 29, 2014


I think there is probably a reason for the all boys thing. I am going to read the books next month, so hopefully there will be reasonable explanation.

DAVIDPD on Jul 29, 2014


Yes, it will be better if there's some sort of narrative reason for it.

crystaltowers on Jul 29, 2014


@crystaltowers:disqus yes it is smurfette syndrome in this first book but if you don't mind a minor spoiler there is a second maze where the genders are inverted.That's about as much as I know about it. I don't know how much of that maze we read about but hopefully in the movie at least they can show them. I did think it's kinda amusing because TMR is like a guy version of THG/Divergent/Uglies/MortalInstruments/VampAcad... etc the current trending YA styles. But unlike the girl versions it's rather isolating with the exception of maybe Uglies (and not even that really) the girl versions may focus on some of the female characters but they don't really exclude male ones. Peeta and Gale were there and around, plus Haymich, Four was pretty influential as well as Tris's brother, and the male faction heads, ignoring the overly complicated incest plot (which is asking a lot) Clary's love interest wasn't the only guy I mean Alec and Isabelle alone, Vampire Academy has Christian, and Demitri but also Mason.

superwolfkin on Jul 31, 2014


Yes there is a reason, it's not explained until the second book, which is sadly not very good. I wanted to really like this series but it's really tedious, moves at a snails pace and doesn't give ANY answers in the first book at all. It's a lot of people with no back story and things just happen for no reason. And once they figure some things out it rushes to the finish line. It's horribly paced, and the second book is more of the same.

Kento on Jul 30, 2014


It's not really smurfette syndrome... once you know the big picture it all makes sense and there's a reason for it. Believe me, women are treated very equally in this world.

Kento on Jul 30, 2014


That is awesome to hear 🙂 As I said, I'm quite keen on the premise.

crystaltowers on Jul 30, 2014


it does look like they're altering some aspects though in the book for instance the girl spends a lot of time in a coma. I get the impression that might not be the case here so at the least we're breaking up the "Women in Fridge" storyline.. possibly.

superwolfkin on Jul 31, 2014


There is a rational behind the one woman thing...and without any spoilers...if they make a second movie and follow the books there are equal gender numbers and roles.

J.A. on Jul 31, 2014

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