The Maze Runner is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction film directed by Wes Ball, in his directorial debut, based on James Dashner’s 2009 novel of the same name.
The film is the first instalment in The Maze Runner film series and was produced by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, and Lee Stollman with a screenplay by Noah Oppenheim, Grant Pierce Myers, and T.S. Nowlin. The film stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Will Poulter, and Patricia Clarkson.
Maze Runner Cast
- Dylan O’Brien as Thomas, the last male to enter the Glade
- Kaya Scodelario as Teresa, the first and only female Glader
- Aml Ameen as Alby, the first to enter the Glade and the leader of the Gladers
- Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Newt, second-in-command of the Gladers
- Ki Hong Lee as Minho, the head runner
- Will Poulter as Gally, the enforcer of the Gladers
- Patricia Clarkson as Ava Paige, the head of WCKD
- Blake Cooper as Chuck, a very young Glader
- Dexter Darden as Frypan, a cook
- Jacob Latimore as Jeff
- Chris Sheffield as Ben, a runner
- Joe Adler as Zart
- Randall D. Cunningham as Clint
- Alexander Flores as Winston
- Don McManus as Masked Man, an armed soldier who rescues the Gladers
Maze Runner Book
The Maze Runner is a series of young adult dystopian science fiction novels written by American author James Dashner.
The series consists of The Maze Runner (2009), The Scorch Trials (2010) and The Death Cure (2011), as well as two prequel novels, The Kill Order (2012) and The Fever Code (2016), a novella titled Crank Palace (2020), and a companion book titled The Maze Runner Files (2013).
The sixth novel, titled The Maze Cutter, set 73 years following the events of The Death Cure, is set to be released on November 1, 2022. The series, revealing details in non-chronological order, tells how the world was devastated by a series of massive solar flares and coronal mass ejections.
Maze Runner Plot
A teenage boy wakes up inside an underground elevator with no memory of his identity and is greeted by several male youths in a large grass area, called the “Glade,” enclosed by tall stone walls.
The “Gladers” have formed a rudimentary society, and each assumes specialized tasks. The boy learns that a vast Maze surrounding them is the only way out.
During the day, designated Runners search the Maze for an escape route and return before nightfall when the entrance closes. After a competitive fight with Gally, the boy remembers his name is Thomas.
The next day, he is attacked by Ben, a Runner who has been stung and left delirious by a Griever, one of the techno-organic creatures that roam the Maze at night.
Ben is forced into the Maze and left to die as a direct consequence of his actions, along with there being no cure for his condition. Alby, the leader, and Minho, the lead Runner, later retrace Ben’s steps inside the Maze the following morning.
Minho reappears late in the afternoon dragging Alby, who has been stung but is unable to reach the closing entrance in time.
Thomas runs into the Maze to help, which leaves all three trapped. Thomas lures a Griever into a closing passageway, which causes it to be crushed. The three manage to survive the night and return the next morning.
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