‘Game Of Thrones’ star Aidan Gillen Joins ‘Maze Runner’ Sequel
“Game of Thrones” star Aidan Gillen, who was known as the sneaky Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish in the series, has been casted for the sequel of “The Maze Runner”. Read on to find out the details of this story.
According to the Hollywood Reporter (THR), Gillen will star in the recently announced sequel. The first pic ended as they escaping the deadly maze, the young heroes venture forth in a wasteland Earth, ravaged by solar flares.
Based on James Dashner’s 2009 book of the same name, Maze Runner follows the story of sixteen-year-old Thomas and his friends as they try to unlock the mysteries of the post-apocalyptic world they live in. The novel spawned two sequels: The Scorch Trials released on 2010 and The Death Cure on 2011. Dashner has also written a prequel entitled The Kill Order that came out in 2012. An announced prequel The Fever Code is set to be released in 2016.
“The Maze Runner” was directed by Wes Ball from a screenplay by Noah Oppenheim, Grant Pierce Myers and T.S. Nowlin, and produced by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, and Lee Stollman. The sci-fi action thriller stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee and Will Poulter.
Released on September 19, 2014 on U.S. by 20th Century Fox and was highly praised receiving positive critical reviews. The pic proved to be a commercial success, topping the box office on its opening weekend where it earned $32.5 million, becoming the sixth-highest grossing debut in September. As of September 28, the pic grossed $58,018,000 in North American territories and $90,700,000 in other territories for a worldwide total of $148,718,000.
Its sequel “The Scorch Trials” will be written by by T. S. Nowlin. Filming will begin by end of October for a planned theatrical release on September 18, 2015. That’s it for the latest scoop in the “The Maze Runner” sequel, “Maze Runner: Scorch Trials” with Aidan Gillen to star as central villain Rat-Man. For more updates on your fave TV shows, celebrity news, events and upcoming movies, follow Movie News Guide (MNG)
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