The movie industry has seen a huge number of film sagas in recent years. The makers find many sources for their films in literature. Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games are a great example of this. A better novel can lead to a successful motion picture version of the story. Not surprisingly, a film version of another bestselling book series, The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner, is currently in the works.
The first novel in three part sci-fi/dystopian novel, The Maze Runner, tells the story of a teenage boy “Thomas”, wakes up in a metal box not knowing where he is, how he got there, and more importantly, who he is. He soon finds out that he has arrived in the Glade and he is now a member of a small, autonomous community of boys. Each one has his own work and title and for the past several years, they have been working to find out a way to escape the Glade. It is surrounded by huge fences that enclose a maze and more chillingly, huge creatures called the Grievers that plan to attack the Gladers. Thomas joins the battle to find a way out and with the arrival of him, everything change and things are put in motion.
Apparently, The Maze Runner has the makings of a possible cinema hit as the story offers plenty of opportunities for movie adaptation, particularly in this period of 3D cinematography. James Dashner’s The Maze Runner book franchise has a huge fan base, with all three books making The New York Times bestseller list. Though fans of the series may get choosy about this adaptation, Deadline reports that Wes Ball is set to helm the project based on a script by Noah Oppenheim, and Dylan O'Brien (Teen Wolf) has just singed onto play the lead role of Thomas while Will Poulter (Chronicles of Narnia), Kaya Scodelario (Skins), Ki Hong Lee, Aml Ameen and Thomas Brodie-Sangster are already on-board to play in the adaptation.