Did you catch The Maze Runner trailer last week on the small screen during Teen Wolf or later on the big screen before Divergent? If not, check it out here:
I loved The Maze Runner book. It wasn’t just another YA book in a post-apocalyptic world, despite the fact that it IS a YA book in a post-apocalyptic world. The setting itself sets it apart from it’s peers. Thomas, a young man who can’t remember who or where he is, wakes up in an elevator that takes him to a place called the Glade. Every thirty days, a new boy shows up in the Glade not knowing who he is or where he came from. Over the last two years, these young men have formed a society in order to survive. Surrounding the Glade is a giant maze, the walls of which move everyday to form different, confusing paths. The Gladers send runners out each day to try to map the maze and find a way out. However, the game changes on the day after Thomas arrives when the elevator brings an unexpected new guest- a girl. And she comes with a warning…
Shortly before The Maze Runner was released, I attended a writing panel with James Dashner, the author of the book. His pitch for the story was Lord of the Flies meets Ender’s Game. That was a really great description and totally caught my interest. Now that I’ve seen the trailer for the movie, I’m really excited to see this book come to life on the screen. I had a hard time imagining how they would capture the mystery and scope of the maze, but it looks like they’ve nailed it. Also, I think they’ve done a good job with the casting which includes actors like Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf), Will Poulter (We’re the Millers), and Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game of Thrones). The movie hits theaters September 19, 2014. Let’s hope it’s good because the sequel, The Scorch Trials, is even cooler.
If you haven’t read the book yet, you can get the Kindle version on Amazon for only $1.99 right now. Even if the book was terrible, that’s a great price. But luckily for you, it’s awesome! You’d be a fool not to read it. A darn fool. Just follow the link to buy it:
What did you think of the trailer? Did you read the books? Or did you attend The Maze Runner panel at last year’s Comic-Con? Let’s talk about it in the comments.