Re-reading my review it sounds like I was kinda down on the film but The Maze Runner really is an engaging movie right up until the end when it rams a whole bunch of “this is totally going to be a trilogy” BS down your throat.
So good news everyone! The Maze Runner made all the money this past weekend (well, all the money that September releases make: Only $33 Million domestic) and as such the second book is now being adapted and will be in theatres in a years time: 18 September 2015.
The second book in the series is called The Scorch Trials which is kind of awful but the movie will be called The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, following suit with The Hunger Games school of series naming.
I hope they throw more money at this one. The Maze Runner would have really benefited from a few million dollars more of polishing on the effects and since it also already made it’s budget back hopefully they’ll actually give the second one said polish.
Either way we’ll find out in a year!