'The Maze Runner' will hit the big screen next February(Read article summary)
'The Maze Runner,' James Dashner's young adult novel and the first of a trilogy, is being adapted into a film starring 'Teen Wolf' actor Dylan O'Brien.
The young adult novel ‚ÄúThe Maze Runner‚ÄĚ by James Dashner is set to become a film that will be released next February.
‚ÄúThe Maze Runner‚ÄĚ follows Thomas, a boy who wakes up with no memory except that of his name only to find himself inside an enclosed meadow-like area with other boys. A large maze is beyond their immediate surroundings, but no one has ever figured out how to get through it or how to escape.
The first book in the series was released in 2009 and is part of a trilogy detailing Thomas‚Äôs adventures. A prequel to the series, titled ‚ÄúThe Kill Order,‚ÄĚ was released last August.
Director Wes Ball, who is taking the helm for the first time for the movie, says Thomas is different from the others surrounding him.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs curious,‚ÄĚ he told Entertainment Weekly. ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs partly perceived as a threat, but it actually may be the thing that gets him out.‚ÄĚ
Thomas will be portrayed in the movie by actor Dylan O‚ÄôBrien of the TV series ‚ÄúTeen Wolf.‚ÄĚ Alby, the group‚Äôs leader, will be played by actor Aml Ameen, who appeared on the NBC Kathy Bates TV series ‚ÄúHarry‚Äôs Law.‚ÄĚ Newt, Alby‚Äôs second-hand man, will be played by actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster, who‚Äôs currently appearing on HBO‚Äôs ‚ÄúGame of Thrones‚ÄĚ as Jojen Reed, a mysterious boy who can communicate with animals.
Ball says the protagonist, Thomas, is different than the others with whom he‚Äôs imprisoned in the Glade.¬†
‚ÄúThomas is the boy who takes that step forward when everybody else takes a step back,‚ÄĚ he said.