Yes, between Divergent and The Hunger Games we’ve seen plenty of the young-adult sci-fi genre by now — but this actually looks pretty cool.
Based on the best-selling novel by James Dashner, the film follows a young man who wakes up with no memory, trapped in a massive maze with a group of boys with a healthy dose of Lord of the Flies. It looks big and action-y, and we’re definitely digging the scope and setup. It has a simple hook, and for movies like this, that’s a good starting point. Plus, you know, there are freaky monsters and stuff in the maze.
There hasn’t been a mountain of buzz surrounding director Wes Ball’s (Ruin) adaptation of the young-adult hit, but the studio debuted the trailer below at San Diego Comic-Con a few days ago and fans seemed to be receptive. Now the rest of us finally get a chance to check out the trailer, and it does not disappoint:
The film stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie Sangster and Aml Ameen. It’s slated to open Sept. 19.
What do you think? Is there room for Maze Runner in the already crowded field of young-adult dystopia?
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