20th Century Fox sets ‘Maze Runner’ movie 5 weeks ahead of ‘Divergent’

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8:30 pm EDT, February 9, 2013

Last summer Fox had assigned director Wes Ball to bring the first book in the popular dystopian trilogy Maze Runner to the big screen. Now it has set a release date.

That date is Feb. 14, 2014. This puts it a month ahead of another YA dystopian book adaptation, Divergent. Read the synopsis of the James Dashner book below:

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade — a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up — the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

Have you read Maze Runner, and do you think a book-to-film adaptation could have good potential?

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