This fall, The Maze Runner will become the next adaptation of a series of young adult novels to hit the big screen looking to cash in on that lucrative, yet over saturated market. Originally slated to come out this past February, on Valentine’s Day no less, the film has been pushed back to September 19. Though large delays can indicate problems, this move gives director Wes Ball’s film some breathing room on either side between Neil Burger’s adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent, which opens next week, and the first chapter of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, which opens in November. All three films are after a similar demographic. Now we have a new photo from The Maze Runner, as well as some news on when to expect the first trailer.
The image, which appeared in MTV’s Instagram feed, shows Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), a newcomer to a place called the Glade, as well as some of his fellow residents. There’s not much to glean from this pic, but it looks like things are getting rather intense for the kids, as they do frequently through the course of the book.