Photo: THE MAZE RUNNER Cast in Louisiana

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!

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Just when we thought we couldn’t love Thomas Brodie-Sangster anymore, that shirt happened!

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So You Think THE MAZE RUNNER Cast Can Dance

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This video has made some rounds already, but it’s still cool and funny to see how well the Maze Runner cast gets along.  They get along so much they even choreograph together!  So, check out Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Dexter Darden, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Alex Flores get their groove on.

Exclusive Comic-Con Interview with THE MAZE RUNNER Author James Dashner

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James Dashner was at Comic-Con this year for his 2nd venture into the crazy convention.  I was able to snag a few minutes with him to talk about The Maze Runner movie and a little bit about the main character in his upcoming book, The Eye of Minds.

I attended the Maze Runner Conversation for a Cause even at the Nerd HQ the day before, so I was fortunate enough to be one of the 250 people that were there to see the raw footage of the movie, as well as ask Dylan O’Brien the first question during the panel.

The Maze Runner at NerdHQ 2013James did note before we got started on the interviewing part, that he actually had more questions directed to him than to Dylan (His agent told him that most questions would probably be fielded to the Teen Wolf star.  But this was a Maze Runner panel, after all).

What I’ve found about James is that he’s just an all around amazing (fan)guy, with a fondness for movies and the word “amazing”, and he’s probably one of my favorite authors to have ever chatted with.

In regards to the raw footage that was shown during the panel, he apparently was just as floored as I was, and probably everyone else, too.

Oh man! I saw about half of what you guys saw about a week before you did, so half- this is a terrible way to put this… it’s like the thing Bilbo says in Lord of the Rings- half of what you saw, I was seeing for the first time.

[Don’t worry, I got what he meant.]

So, sitting up there, I don’t know if people could tell, but I got emotional.  I was fighting back tears.  The fact that it was so raw, it’s literally just the initial filming – there’s no special effects whatsoever yet, except they did add the wall to that one scene.  I just- it’s just blowing me away.  I cannot believe how much they’ve captured my vision.

So, was it as you expected or more than you expected as far as how it look?  Because to me it was more than what I had imagined.

That’s an interesting way to put it, because it is more than I imagined, which, this sounds dumb, but I mean that is obviously a good thing.  It’s almost like, I get this feeling that the movie is going to be better than the book.  (we both laugh at the prospect)  I’m so thrilled with it, it’s like his vision for this movie is just incredible.

I, like you, was flipping out over the raw footage of The Maze Runner.  I seriously almost cried.  I don’t cry during trailers, as much as I love the books, but something about the way that the actors portrayed the characters, there was not a lot of dialogue in that footage, but what you saw was the emotion.

You just nailed what struck me.  I have yet to see, on film, a word of dialogue because they haven’t done sound editing yet.  Everything has just been footage with music added, which is amazing because I have seen more emotion and acting and feeling and all that without any dialogue.  I can’t imagine when they add the dialogue.  I have a really strong feeling that this movie is going to be special.

Being that James had only visited the set twice and had only spent a day and a half there during actual filming, it probably wasn’t fair to ask for his opinion of the actors’ performances, but he did note a couple of people that stuck out for him while he was there, and what stuck out to him in general.

Well, first of all, it blew me away on two different fronts.  I love movies, as anyone knows who follows me, so just to be on a movie set and see them actually filming scenes – by itself, was just special.  Like, crazy amazing for me.  And then you throw in this little thing that it’s my book, it’s like a double whammy.  I almost couldn’t handle it.

tmr-gally-character-chat-croppedI was really struck by Will Poulter [Gally], mainly because he’s the one that I saw do more of an individual thing, and it was pretty brief, but it was amazing.  And then the majority of what I saw was actually Patricia Clarkson, the Oscar nominee who’s playing Ava Paige.  I cannot overstate how lucky we were to get her into the movie, so her appearance in the first movie will be pretty brief, but absolutely spectacular.  She really adds a lot, and seeing her film her scenes was… amazing.  How many times have I used the word ‘amazing’?  I need to think of another one.

I suggested various comparable adjectives, which we chuckled over and to which he’d said he’d use in the future.

Read more on the interview after the jump!

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Pictures from THE MAZE RUNNER Wrap Party

Filming for THE MAZE RUNNER wrapped last Friday and here are some pictures from inside the wrap party, originally on Fangirlish. These pictures include one of the entire cast wearing their matching “Kings will be Kings” shirts.

There are also still tickets available for the Maze Runner Conversation for a Cause panel at NerdHQ!  The seats are $22 each and the limit is 2 per purchase!  You don’t have to have a badge for Comic-Con to go to this event, so click here to get a seat and see Dylan O’Brien, Wes Ball, and Wyck Godfrey along with author James Dashner answer fan questions!

THE MAZE RUNNER Cast Twitter Chat Recap

Earlier today, many members of the cast  of THE MAZE RUNNER as well as director Wes Ball, author James Dashner and producer Wyck Godfrey held their first official Twitter Chat. Here are a few of the (many) highlights.

“Could You survive in The Maze?”:

The Use of “Glade Lingo”:

Favorite, Hardest, Saddest and Most Difficult Scenes:

Bloopers and General Fun on the Set:

Some Other General Things About the Movie:

The chat officially wrapped with a Facebook video from the cast that you can watch below.

If you think that was a lot of Tweets, you won’t believe the full chat, which you can find on the Maze Runner Movie Twitter.

It was also mentioned a few times that James Dashner is headed to the set to film his cameo in the film tomorrow. Filming wraps on Friday. Producer Wyck Godfrey also made a point to say that THE MAZE RUNNER may still have some Comic Con presence besides James Dashner participating in the “What’s Behind the Door: Fiction that Thrills” panel on Sunday

THE MAZE RUNNER Cast To Be on Live Twitter Chat, Introduces Gally Character Card

Hey gladers!  Just found this on The Maze Runner Facebook page:

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Yep, that’s Will Poulter as Gally in what they’re calling a character card.  Not sure how many character cards we’ll be getting, but I love this one and can’t wait to see the rest of them!  They will be holding a live twitter chat on July 8th, and you can submit your questions to the cast using the hashtag #MazeRunnerChat.  They have not listed who exactly will be participating in the chat, but we’ll let you know as soon as we find out!

 

THE MAZE RUNNER Cast Member Tweets – Kaya Scodelario

tmr-from-kscodders-05Probably the most envied by all fangirls on the Maze Runner set is the lone female glader, Kaya Scodelario. Let’s see what she had to share: