| Wes Ball|
| T.S. Nowlin|
The Maze Runner
| Ellen Goldsmith-Vein
The Maze Runner series
by James Dashner
Ki Hong Lee
Newt, Glader, Minho, Teresa, Fry Pan, Gally, Ava Paige
TSG Entertainment, Gotham Group, Temple Hill Productions
Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie‑Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter
The Maze Runner film series consists of science-fiction dystopian action adventure films based on The Maze Runner novels by the American author James Dashner. Produced by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and distributed by 20th Century Fox, the films star Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Dexter Darden and Patricia Clarkson. Wes Ball directed the first two films and is set to direct the third film.
The first film, The Maze Runner, was released on September 19, 2014 and became a commercial success grossing over $348 million worldwide. The second film, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials was released on September 18, 2015, and was also a success, grossing over $312 million worldwide. The film series is set to conclude with the third film, Maze Runner: The Death Cure which is set to be released on January 12, 2018.
Maze Runner (film series) Wikipedia
The film features Thomas who wakes up trapped in a maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than dreams about an organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his purpose and a way to escape.
Development for the film began in January 2011 when Fox purchased the film rights to Dashner's novel The Maze Runner. Principal photography began in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in May 2013 and ended in July. It was released on September 19, 2014.
The film features Thomas and his fellow Gladers as they search for clues about the organization known as W.C.K.D. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on W.C.K.D's "vastly superior" forces and uncover its plans for them all.
Principal photography commenced in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in October 2014 and ended in January 2015. It was released on September 18, 2015.
In March 2015, T.S. Nowlin, who co-wrote the first and wrote the second film, was hired to write Maze Runner: The Death Cure based on the novel The Death Cure. In September 2015, Ball was hired to direct the film. Ball said that the film will not be split into two films. Principal photography began in Cape Town, South Africa in March 2017 for a January 12, 2018 release.
The first two Maze Runner films both opened at number-one at the North American box-office during their opening weekend. In North America, the Maze Runner film series is the fifth highest grossing film series based on young adult books, after the film series of Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, The Twilight Saga, and The Divergent Series respectively earning over $184 million. Worldwide, it is the fourth highest grossing film series based on young-adult books, after the film series of Harry Potter, The Twilight Saga, and The Hunger Games respectively, earning over $660 million with a $95 million total budget.