The Maze Runner could be the next big thing. You know, like Twilight, and, the others.
The Maze Runner is the latest young-adult novel to get a movie adaptation as studios become ever more convinced of the literary genre's ability to spawn megabucks franchises. The trailer for The Maze Runner - an adaptation of James Dashner's novel - aired during Monday's (March 17, 2014) Teen Wolf and caused quite the sir.
Will Dylan O'Brien Escape the Maze?
The movie stars Dylan O'Brien as Thomas, a young guy who finds himself trapped in the middle of a giant maze. The only way out is, of course, to figure out the complex passages. The problem with that solitary option is that nobody has ever found an exit and unmentionable horrors lie at every turn.
The trailer doesn't really give too much away, but the potential for a tense fantasy-drama is clearly huge.
O'Brien is best known for playing Stiles in MTV's Teen Wolf - so it's no wonder Twitter erupted during last night's trailer. However, he's also starred in movies High Road and The First Time, with Britt Robertson and Victoria Justice.
The Maze Runner appears to come equipped with a wealth of young acting talent, including Skins' Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter - who starred in We're the Millers - Ki Hong Lee, Blake Cooper, Jacob Latimore and Thomas Sangster - the cute one from Love Actually who's now probably best known as Jojen Reed in Game of Thrones.
The Maze Runner is scheduled for release on September 19, 2014. It is directed by Wes Ball, who has only two short movies to his name.