So what is it that separates The Maze Runner from every other YA adaptation out there? This is the major question at the heart of the Comic-Con panel featuring director Wes Ball, and stars Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, and Will Poulter. And the answer, it seems, is actually pretty simple. There is no Katniss Everdeen or Tris Prior to be found in the world of The Maze Runner. Instead it features a male hero in a land almost entirely populated by boys, but is that enough to make this film stand out when so many others in the dystopian sci-fi genre have failed?
The Comic-Con trailer has now been released and it looks like a super-sized Lord of the Flies, which isn't a bad thing at all. Along with it are eleven new posters which seems a little like overkill, but when the goal is to build a franchise every little bit helps. In fact, it's expected that if the film is a hit the sequel, The Scorch Trial, would be next. A teaser image from the follow-up was shown on the Hall H floor and it presents a very different landscape than the one seen in The Maze Runner.
The Maze Runner opens September 19th. And for more, go here to check out the Comic-Con panel where Dylan O'Brien spoils something major.
SYNOPSIS: When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner.