Following a huge US opening weekend topping the box-office with $32.5 million, YA adaptation The Maze Runner has been confirmed for a sequel: The Scorch Trials.
Slashfilm reports that the follow-up has been greenlit and that Wes Bell will return to direct, as expected. Fox’s confidence in the property was clearly significant, as Ball showcased concept art for The Scorch Trials back at Comic-Con, which the studio Twitter feed obligingly Tweeted.
The Scorch Trials is set for release on 18 September 2015. which, if you’ve had your coffee this morning, you will see is less than a year away. They’d best get a move on.
“Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch. There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die. The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off. There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive.”
The Maze Runner is released in UK cinemas 10 October and you can read our review here. You can buy The Scorch Trials in paperback for £5.59 at Amazon.co.uk. Keep up to date with the latest movie news with the new issue of SciFiNow.