With ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials‘ being released this Fall we have our first batch of images from the film for you. Not only that, but there are some new details from the producer and director of what we can expect to see in the film and how it will progress from the first one. With a sequel you would expect the action to be ramped up and by all accounts we’re going to be seeing that happen here.

According to producer Wyck Godfrey:

“The first movie was the mystery of ‘Where are we and what is this place? And can we get out?’ But the second movie is about the repercussions of getting out and the discovery of what the world is actually like.”

Director Wes Ball expanded on what happened in the first film with how the world outside of the maze is. If you haven’t seen it yet his statement here does contain a few spoilers. He makes quick reference to the solar flares which have destroyed large portions of the planet.

“It has transformed the world into a desert with sand dunes that crawl and are swallowing the ruins of a lost world.”

These ruins are specifically where our survivors are going to be going through. However, they aren’t alone in them. They have to deal with “Cranks” which are similar to the Rage Virus infected humans of the ’28 Days Later’ films. Yes, the ones that are very similar to the fast moving undead from the ‘Dawn of the Dead’ remake.

“We don’t want to call them zombies, but they fit into that category. They’re not undead, but they are rage-filled.”

From a giant killer maze to a zombie movie. These survivors just can’t win!

You can take a look at the first three images below:

From what the producers have said and what we can see in these images it doesn’t look as if things are going to be going all that well for our survivors here.

Novel Synopsis:

Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end.

Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch.

There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die.

The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.

Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off.

There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials opens September 18

Source: Slash Film