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Dystopian Novel 'The Maze Runner' To Get Film Adaptation!

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06/24/2013 3:28 pm
Dystopian Novel 'The Maze Runner' To Get Film Adaptation!

 

Kimberley Santos

Staff Writer

 

Is it just me or are book adaptations the hottest commodity since we discovered that Channing Tatum could dance?

If its not just book adaptations alone, then its dystopian futures, featuring zombies, or gross viruses or aliens and what it may be like. How would one survive? Who rules over us?

That’s the focus of the Maze Runner, a 2009 best-selling novel by James Dashner. I haven’t got a copy as yet but I’m told that its a blend of Hunger Games mixed with a dash of just-as-violent Lord of the Flies. Dystopian, violent and all about survival.

The plot revolves around Thomas, a young boy who wakes up without a clue of who he is, then is set amongst a group of young men. The maze is one they have to survive, and race against each other

The latest casting news is that they have scored Oscar nominated actress Patricia Clarkson, who will play alongside the Internship’s Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf alum) who is your mystery boy Thomas. Considering I haven’t read the book yet, its odd that when I look at blogs and articles that mention it, her identity in the film is a spoiler in itself. I’ll protect you, dear reader.

It looks to have great effects and visuals because the director Wes Ball is more known for his art direction, and visual effects with The Maze Runner being his directorial debut.

Look, I can’t wait. Because its still effectively filming, there’s plenty of time for me to read it. But.. there is always more danger in reading before watching isn’t there?

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