‘The Maze Runner’ Trailer

It seems that every studio is trying to produce the next “Hunger Games” or “Twilight,” no wonder considering that the two films so far released have earned close to a billion dollars while the five films that make up The Twilight Saga have earned significantly more.  The thing is, for every “Hunger Games” or “Twilight” there’re films like “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” or “The Host,” that don’t manage to catch lightning in a bottle.

The latest entry is James Dashner‘s “The Maze Runner,” which has an intriguing premise.  It deals with a bunch of young people trapped in a mysterious maze, with no idea how they got there, what they’re supposed to do, and most importantly, who put them there.

If the trailer is at all accurate, it plays like Vincenzo Natali‘s “Cube” for the younger set.

There’s a bleakness to the proceedings that I find appealing, though I get the feeling that at the end of the film the mystery of the maze will be solved, and everyone will go on their merry way.

Damn.

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2 thoughts on “‘The Maze Runner’ Trailer

  1. I think this looks good, really looking forward to it. As for your comment near the end, I know there are sequel books so it probably doesn’t end happy but they will go from the maze to something different 😀

    • I haven’t read any of the books myself, but I tend to enjoy books, and well as movies, that end well, though the protagonists have to earn it.

      In other words, things are darkest before the dawn.

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