The last so many years have seen a number of young adult novels be turned into movies, with The Hunger Games being the top dog of them all. But in my opinion, last year’s The Maze Runner was a solid second, although there’s a good distance between them. I walked out much happier and pleased with what I saw than I was expecting, and actually looking forward to seeing where this world would go.
The sequel Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is slated for a September release date just as the first and it now has its first trailer and poster. And just like the first, this first trailer really peeks my interest in where this franchise can go.
Here’s am official synopsis:
In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.
I really enjoyed this trailer. Like I said above, I was very entertained by the first and was looking forward to where it could go. And from the looks of it, The Scorch Trials seems to pick up in a perfect spot and continue the story in a way that will surely keep us interested.
I’ve been a fan of Dylan O’Brien (my pick for Spider-Man) for years now because of Teen Wolf, so any time I get to see him open up his range as an actor I’m in. Plus, one thing I liked about the original was the dynamic created between the main Gladers, so I’m looking forward to seeing that continued in the sequel.
Here’s the first teaser poster as well:
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials hits theaters on September 18th, 2015. Directed by Wes Ball starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Nathalie Emmanuel, Katherine McNamara, Aidan Gillen, Giancarlo Esposito, Lili Taylor, Barry Pepper, and Patricia Clarkson.