The Maze Runner Featurette: Meet the Cast

20th Century Fox have released a featurette for The Maze Runner, the upcoming film adaptation of James Dashner’s novel. The film tells the story of Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), a young man who is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape. The film looks like it could be a fun outing, and if this behind-the-scenes look is anything to go by, it was certainly fun making it. The Maze Runner featurette below introduces us to the cast and director Wes Ball (making his feature directorial debut), with the boys – and girl – all talking about how they became a close group of friends over the course of the production.

Starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, and Patricia Clarkson.

Official synopsis for The Maze Runner:

Based on the young-adult novel by James Dashner, “The Maze Runner” centers around teen Thomas (O’Brien), who awakens in a rusty elevator with no memory of who he is. What he does come to find out is that he’s been delivered to the middle of an intricate maze, along with a slew of other boys, who have been trying to find their way out of the ever-changing labyrinth — all the while establishing a functioning society within the enclosure they’ve come to call “The Glade.”

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ETA: AUS – 18 September, 2014. USA – 19 September, 2014. UK – 10 October, 2014.