Divergent has faded into our collective rearview, and the next installment of The Hunger Games doesn’t drop until November, so what’s a fan of dystopian teen-centric science fiction to do? Don’t worry, 20th Century Fox’s The Maze Runner will be here September 19 to give your fix. All the pieces are in place: it’s based on a best selling novel, the heroes are all young folks in mortal peril, and there’s an all-controlling force that looms over everything. An evil government doesn’t figure quite as prominently into the mix as in other similar YA titles, but it’s there if you look. After showing the film and releasing a collection of posters and new trailer on the heels of San Diego Comic-Con, there’s this new clip give you another glimpse into this world.
Directed by Wes Ball and adapted from James Dashner’s novel, The Maze Runner revolves around Thomas (Dylan O’Brien, Teen Wolf), a young man who wakes up in a place called the Glade, penned in by high walls, with no idea of who he is or where he came from. Occupied exclusively by adolescent boys in a similar situation, the walls of the Glade open up every morning to reveal an extensive, ever-changing maze, and close up every night. Thomas’ arrival signals all kinds of craziness, as shortly after a young woman named Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) shows up. Not only is she the first female ever in the Glade, but she remembers Thomas from the outside.