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The Maze Runner Movies are movies based off the young-adult dystopian science-fiction series The Maze Runner, written by James Dashner. The movies are directed by Wes Ball. The first film, The Maze Runner, was released in 2014, and the sequel, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials was released in 2015. The third and final installment titled Maze Runner: The Death Cure is due for release January 26, 2018.

The Maze Runner

Main article: The Maze Runner (film)


The Maze Runner is a film based on the 2009 novel of the same name written by James Dashner. The film was directed by Wes Ball and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Development began in January 2011, filming began on May 13th and ended on July 12, 2013. It was released on September 19, 2014.

Thomas, a teenager, arrives in a glade at the center of a giant labyrinth. Like the other youths dumped there before him, he has no memory of his previous life. Thomas quickly becomes part of the group and soon after demonstrates a unique perspective that scores him a promotion to Runner status -- those who patrol the always-changing maze to find an escape route. Together with Teresa, the only female, Thomas tries to convince his cohorts that he knows a way out.












Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Main article: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials


Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is a film based on the 2010 novel The Scorch Trials written by James Dashner. The film was directed by Wes Ball and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Filming began on October 27, 2014 and ended on January 27, 2015. It was released on September 18, 2015.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials takes place immediately after the previous installment. Transported to a remote fortified outpost, Thomas and his fellow teenage Gladers find themselves in trouble after uncovering a diabolical plot from the mysterious and powerful organization WCKD. With help from a new ally, the Gladers stage a daring escape into the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with dangerous obstacles and crawling with the Flare-infected Cranks. The Gladers only hope may be to find The Right Arm, a group of resistance fighters who can help them battle WCKD.








Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Main article: Maze Runner: The Death Cure


Maze Runner: The Death Cure is an upcoming movie based on the 2011 novel The Death Cure written by James Dashner. The film will be directed by Wes Ball and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Filming began on March 14, 2016. It is set to be released on January 26, 2018.

In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

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