Release date revealed for The Maze Runner sequel

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 September 2014
Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

20th Century Fox has confirmed that the sequel to 'The Maze Runner' will be released on September 18, 2015

The sequel to 'The Maze Runner' has been given a release date of September 18, 2015.

The latest installment in the series will be based on 'The Scorch Trials', the second of four Maze Runner books, 20th Century Fox has confirmed.

The film studio announced the news on Twitter, saying: "Huge news! Scorch Trials, sequel to #MazeRunner, will arrive Sept. 18, 2015."

'The Maze Runner' films are based on the novels of James Dashner, whose stories focus on a group of teenage children who are dropped into a vast maze, where they face a mysterious test.

It has been confirmed the first film in the series has topped the US box office, taking in more than $32 million.

The film features US actor and musician Dylan O'Brien, as well as Kaya Scodelario, who played Effy Stonem in teen drama 'Skins'.

'The Maze Runner' is set to debut in the UK next month.

Meanwhile, another of the film's young stars, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, recently told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column that he and co-star O'Brien were lucky to escape injury after discovering two lethal black widow spiders on the set of the first film.

He explained: "There was a scene Dylan and I do by a log ... we did it for hours, and then we got up and a bit of bark fell off and there were two black widows where we were resting our backs.

"It kind of added to the excitement."

The Maze Runner

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Wes Ball
  • Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson
  • UK release: 10 October 2014

Thomas (O'Brien) is just one of a group of teenagers who find themselves battling against a giant, intricate maze. The latest teen-dystopian-blockbuster adaptation features a great young cast and isn't afraid to kill off main characters where necessary. Interesting if inconsistent entertainment.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • 2h 11min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Wes Ball
  • Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, Lili Taylor, Patricia Clarkson
  • UK release: 30 October 2015

Having beaten the Maze in the first film, the teen heroes are cast into the wasteland known as the Scorch. The second instalment of the best YA post-apocalyptic sci-fi adventure franchise that isn't The Hunger Games, it's angst-ridden, doomy, creepy, violent and rather fun, with a solid cast and impressive production…

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