A new trailer for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials takes us deeper into the red-hot post-apocalypse, and shows off some of the zombie-esque obstacles running wild in the scorch.
The trailer is loaded with fresh footage, and picks up with the Gladers fresh off their escape from the maze. But it turns out that was just the beginning. The sequel follows Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his friends as they search for clues about the mysterious WCKD organization that was pulling the strings in the first film. Scorch Trials aims to expand the world quite a bit, as we meet up with the varying factions and get a peek at the “Cranks,” aka infected people who have turned into zombie-like rage machines.
The original Maze Runner was a surprise critical (and commercial) hit when it debuted last year, and the sequel looks surprisingly solid — especially considering how quickly they managed to crank it out. In a box-office landscape preparing to bid farewell to The Hunger Games, a few more Maze Runner sequels could be just the thing to fill the void.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think:
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials opens Sept. 18.
(Via The Wrap)