“The Maze Runner” is set to turn things in a dizzying blur as the teenage captives in a virtual prison known as The Glade run for a chance to save their lives. Headed by Dylan O’Brien along with a group of young actors including Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee and Blake Cooper, “The Maze Runner” is based on James Dashner’s hugely successful trilogy. At this year's Comic Con, the cast attests that the movie will be shocked on how the book’s famous baddies known as the Grievers, were depicted. Director Ball further stressed that the audience will definitely be in for a pretty terrifying ride.
Published in October 2009, “The Maze Runner” became a New York Times Best Seller and captured the imaginations of readers around the world, who described it as a combination of “Lord of the Flies,” “The Hunger Games,” and the legendary television series “Lost.” Dashner understands those comparisons, especially to Lord of the Flies, but notes that "The Maze Runner" is at its heart a very different story.
Those are some heavyweight comparisons right there. Here's a two minute featurette, named "Meet the Gladers", that interviews the lead actors on their roles and about the production.
“The Maze Runner” opens September 17 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.