Dylan O’Brien on THE MAZE RUNNER Delay

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.

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“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.”

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Has THE MAZE RUNNER Movie Been Postponed?

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According to director Wes Ball and author James Dashner on Twitter, the big screen adaption of THE MAZE RUNNER  has been postponed from its February 2014 release date to September, 14th 2014. Here’s what they have had to say.

20th Century Fox’s official website as well as the movie’s official Facebook and Twitter still states February 14th as the release date for the movie, but that could change any moment. As far as we can tell, Fox has not released an official statement stating why the release date has been moved.

What do you think about the new date being moved to only a little less than a year away? Let us know how you guys are going to deal with the extra wait in the comments below.

The Maze Runner Casting Process Has Begun!

Even though most everything about the upcoming Maze Runner movie is under lock and key, we did get a very interesting tidbit of info today from author James Dashner’s blog.

Everything is pretty tight-lipped right now, but all I can tell you is what is public knowledge. Wes Ball is directing, The Gotham Group is producing, 20th Century Fox is the studio, and the film is in pre-production. And the casting process has begun. If you are an interested actor and you know what you’re doing, you probably already know this.

Sounds pretty interesting. James has said that he could see Joel Courtney, who played the main character in the 2011 movie Super 8, cast as Thomas.joel courtney Authors usually don’t have a huge say in who is cast in their book’s movie, but his wishes may be seriously considered.

What do you think? Last summer you voted for who you think should play each character. You can see the final results in video form here. Do you still agree with last years’s polls, or do you side with James, the very person who invented Thomas? Sound off in the comments.

More on Wes Ball

In case you missed the big news yesterday, Wes Ball is set to direct the movie adaption of  The Maze Runner! He is a newer director who has only directed a short film titled Ruin, which Fox also has acquired the rights to make a feature film of.

According to Indiewire,  Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke was originally signed on to the project, but dropped out to work on other projects sometime between December 2010 and now.  To the best of our knowledge, Noah Oppenheim’s script is still the official one.

A complete directing greenie is a far cry from James Dashner’s dream directors Christopher Nolan and Peter Jackson, but we can’t judge until we see the movie, which is going to be out in 2014 at the earliest. What is your opinion on Wes Ball?

Your Questions Have Been Answered (Well, at least some of them…)

Last week, James Dashner asked the people who follow his blog to ask him questions. Today, he started answering them! (He also shares his hope for book/movie adaptions and who should have played Katniss in The Hunger Games, and it’s not who you think it might be!)  Here are some of the highlights from the Q and A.

In response to Pherisphena Ladea:

 I’m not one to say never, but I can’t imagine ever writing a book following up the events of THE DEATH CURE. That story is told, and I think any sequel would be extremely boring. However, I’d always planned on writing a prequel – at least one – and you guys can look forward to THE KILL ORDER this August.

In response to Robert MacGillivray:

I appreciate all those who’ve asked about the potential movie for THE MAZE RUNNER. Believe me, no one on the planet wants this to happen more than I do. And I really think it’s going to happen. I’m not allowed to say much, but it’s public knowledge that Twentieth Century Fox optioned the rights, that a script has been written, and that things are moving slowly but surely. Stay tuned!!!

You can read the entire interview here. You can also leave a comment on that post if you have a question for James!

I honestly didn’t know all that about the movie, but I can’t wait to see everything unfold. And am I the only one to catch that there could possibly be more than one prequel? That leads us to today’s polls!