Dystopian stories are coming back into fashion again, especially with the massive popularity of ‘The Hunger Games’, so naturally movie studios are trying to put together their own with the hopes of the same success. Even THE dystopian novel from George Orwell, ‘1984’, is in development with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer behind it.
Now, according to Deadline, 20th Century Fox is gearing up an adaptation of James Dashner’s novel, ‘The Maze Runner’. Lined up to direct is Wes Ball, who’s been gaining some traction thanks to his short film, ‘Ruin’.
Here’s a description of what happens in ‘The Maze Runner’:
Thomas, who after having his memory wiped, is deposited in a community of boys trapped in an enormous maze. He soon learns they are part of a mysterious test, and finds it is his destiny to join the ‘maze runners’ and lead them to freedom.
Speaking of ‘1984’, Noah Oppenheim, who is now attached to pen Howard and Grazer’s film, wrote the first draft of ‘The Maze Runner’. No release date has been set for either film yet.