Watch: 'The Maze Runner' Promo Video on Catching the Flare Virus

August 20, 2015
Source: YouTube

Catching the Flare Virus

"The Flare - be on the lookout. If you see the signs, report to us immediately." Fox has debuted a fun, short little promo video for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. This animated promo shows what happens when you catch the "Flare Virus", which is the fictional virus that infects people and turns them into weird zombie undead like creature things. If you've seen the most recent trailer, you've seen what people become after being infected, and it is kind of a bit like a hyper-zombie. I just like to see this stuff made and released to the public, as it's a fun and smart way to build the world the film takes place in. In theaters next month.

Here's the video for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials titled "The Flare Virus Explained", via YouTube:

You can catch the second official trailer for The Scorch Trials right here. Follow @MazeRunnerMovie.

Maze Runner: Scorch Trials is directed by Wes Ball and written by T.S. Nowlin, both returning from The Maze Runner. Based on James Dashner's best-selling book series, the sequel finds Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and the other Gladers (Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and more) as they have escaped the maze, find new groups of survivors in the outside world including Giancarlo Esposito, Rosa Salazar, Barry Pepper and Aidan Gillen, and encounter new threats beyond the maze. Patricia Clarkson and Lily Taylor also star in the film. 20th Century Fox will release The Scorch Trials this fall in 3D, 2D + IMAX on September 18th.

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I wish I could say I was excited to see this. I enjoyed the first book and the film but I couldn't even get through the second book. It got pretty boring. Hopefully the film is better than the source material. The trailer looks ok and this was a neat viral ad for it.

David Diaz on Aug 20, 2015


Somebody has played Fallout

HarryFiddleSticks on Aug 20, 2015


WCKD is Good...subtle.

DAVIDPD on Aug 20, 2015


Nearly a kind of Ren & Stimpy vibe there.

Carpola on Aug 20, 2015

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