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The Maze Runner Clips Shows You Around The Glade

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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.

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Maze Runner Posters Feature Mazes, Running, And Mystery

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The Maze RunnerFollowing up a successful screening at San Diego Comic-Con, 20th Century Fox has begun the promotional push for The Maze Runner in earnest. This morning saw the release of a sparkly new trailer, and hot on the heels of that, there are nine new posters, most of which were created outside of the marketing department, for you to gawk at. You can probably expect to see a lot of this between now and when the film opens on September 19.

Based on James Dashner’s best-selling young adult novel, The Maze Runner is Fox’s attempt to get in on the lucrative teen dystopia market, and they don’t get much more teen that this. In fact, there are only teens in the vast majority of this story. A young man named Thomas (Dylan O’Brien from MTV’s Teen Wolf) wakes up in a dark elevator that takes him to The Glade, a mysterious open space that is in the middle of a giant, ever changing maze. Every day doors open allowing the other teenage boys, none of whom know who they are or where they came from, out into the maze in hopes of finding a way out. When Teresa (Kaya Scodelario, Moon) shows up, the first ever female in the Glade, things start to get crazy.

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The Maze Runner Trailer Gets Lost In The Action

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Teen-centric dystopian sci-fi is big business. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was the highest grossing film of 2013, and Divergent got in on the act earlier this year. The next entry into this arena, coming up in September, is Wes Ball’s The Maze Runner, an adaptation of James Dashner’s novel of the same name. Similar in tone and theme to the others, it hopes to bring enough unique elements to the table to attract both fans of the other films as well as a new audience. The film screened at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, revealing a new poster, and now there is a fresh trailer to go along with all of that.

This video breaks down the plot and lays out the story, and actually borders on revealing too much. I get the impulse to do whatever you can to get people interested in your movie, but you need to save something. Dashner’s book is one of those that you read, and though it’s not particularly good as a novel—the writing is not excellent—you can see it making a really fun movie, and that’s exactly what The Maze Runner looks like. There’s action and peril and mystery and monsters lurking in the shadows, what more do you need?

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The Maze Runner Reveals A Poster And Gathers Positive Early Buzz

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The Maze RunnerAdaptations of young adult books are huge business for movie studios, and if you can throw in some dystopian elements, maybe an oppressive government, even better. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was the highest grossing movie of 2013, Divergent brought in almost $275 million worldwide, and the next film to drop in this mold is Wes Ball’s adaptation of James Dashner’s YA sci-fi novel The Maze Runner. The film screened yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con. Early buzz from those in attendance is overwhelmingly positive, and they released a slick new poster.

The Maze Runner the book is okay. It’s not particularly well written, but the plot and set up are cool, it has a quick pace that carries you through, and overall it’s decently structured and has a unique enough hook to keep you interested. Reading it you can see how it would make fun movie, there’s a lot of action, a creepy setting, and weird ass monsters.

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The Maze Runner’s Flashy First Trailer Offers Giant Puzzles And Spooky Creatures

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Lionsgate/Summit will be reminding everyone that teenagers are important people too when Divergent hits theaters this weekend, and our own Brent will selflessly be falling on that grenade. Chances are he’ll be wishing that movie was something more akin to Fox’s The Maze Runner, which just released its gigantic first trailer and became the first flick in this new wave of young adult adaptations to actually tickle my fancy and earn my anticipation. It could be that my love of mazes is blinding me on this one, but I’m fine with pretending this is going to be the best movie of the summer…that isn’t Godzilla, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Jupiter Ascending, and Step Up All In. Wait, why are you all looking at me like that?

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The Maze Runner Hypes The Trailer With A Teaser And Massive Poster

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Imagine you wake up in a dark elevator, with no idea how you got there, and then get dumped smack in the middle of a place you can’t escape, full of other people in the exact same boat. That’s precisely what happens to Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), the star of Wes Ball’s upcoming adaptation of the young adult adventure The Maze Runner. MTV is set to debut the first full trailer later tonight during Teen Wolf, but for the moment we have this quick teaser that offers a few seconds of footage, and a poster that gives you an idea exactly what the characters have to deal with.

Like I said, Thomas wakes up in an elevator, which leaves him in the Glade, where he, and a bunch of other teenage boys are help captive by someone or something. Surrounded by high walls, they’re stuck. But every morning the walls open up to reveal an ever-changing maze, and every day a team of, you guessed it, “maze runners” explore and search for a way out. Thomas is just the latest addition to the crew, but he’s not the last. The day after he arrives another newbie shows up on the doorstep. Two recruits have never appeared in such quick succession, and that’s not the only shocker, this one is a girl, also something that has never happened.