Dylan O’Brien was feeling very positive about FOX’s choice to delay THE MAZE RUNNER movie until September 19, 2014 when he talked to the media at New York Comic-Con this past weekend.
“It means the studio is backing it, and you know, they want to give Wes, the director, and the visual effects team all the time that they need to make the movie the best version it can be. I think it’s so smart what they did.”
“I mean, we wrapped in July, and having it release in February, a big action and visual effects dystopian movie, would be kind of insane. So I think it’s great that we’re going to be able to take the time now to make it as good as it can be. The best version of the film it can be.”
There’s also one other big perk that Dylan is excited for:
“We get to do Comic-Con San Diego next year, which we wouldn’t have gotten to do otherwise, so that’ll be good too.”
THE MAZE RUNNER release date has been pushed back to September 19, 2014, Fox has already optioned its sequel, THE SCORCH TRIALS!
T.S. Nowlin, who adapted THE MAZE RUNNER along with Noah Oppenheim and Grant Myers, will helm the script for the sequel under the supervision of returning director Wes Ball.
The production of THE SCORCH TRIALS still hinges on the success of THE MAZE RUNNER, but this is great news for the series!
Aml Ameen posted a great little clip in which he teaches several other members of The Maze Runner cast British/Jamacian slang during some downtime on set.
The group is saying “Wagwan”, which means “What’s up?” But one Glader just isn’t cooperating!
In a new interview for his upcoming film, The Butler, Aml Ameen chatted about The Maze Runner and Alby’s part in The Glader family.
TM: Next year you’ll be in The Maze Runner, which seems to be Fox’s reply to the success of The Hunger Games. Do you think this has the potential to be a big tentpole franchise in the same vein as The Hunger Games?
AA: The Maze Runner is an edgy powerful adventure story. It’s only comparison to the successful Hunger Games is that it was once a book for a teen audience. But I think you’ll find it stands on its own as a great piece of cinema. The Maze Runner has an incredible cast of actors helmed by the brilliant Wes Ball, and we bring a real truth to this world. Each character has a story that affects the piece and I’m extremely proud of the film. I play Alby who is a father figure and brother to what essentially are a group of lost boys, The Gladers, and he keeps the order. I believe when people come out to see this film, they’ll come again and again, and this film is gonna draw people of all ages to the cinema.
The official Maze Runner Movie Facebook posted a new shot of director Wes Ball showing The Maze Runner cast some footage during filming!
Those guys in blue? Yup, early on-set GRIEVERS! Holy shuck!
Kaya Scodelario posted a great photo of several members of The Maze Runner cast touring Louisiana shortly before the end of filming. In front of a bright pink school bus, no less!
Just when we thought we couldn’t love Thomas Brodie-Sangster anymore, that shirt happened!