‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Will Be A ‘Very Different Movie’ From James Dashner’s Book, Says Director Wes Ball
“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” just recently hit the theatres and received mixed reviews from critics and audience. While changes are pretty much expected when it comes to translating book series into movies, “Maze Runner” director, Wes Ball recently revealed that the third and last installment, “The Death Cure,” will be “very different.” What changes can fans and viewers expect in the sequel? Read on to learn more about this scoop.
“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” will be the third and final installment to the “Maze Runner” franchise, which is based on James Dashner’s best selling novel series. While the common trend for most YA movies is to split the last installment into two parts, much like “Harry Potter,” “The Hunger Games,” “Twilight,” and “Divergent,” director Wes Ball revealed to Collider that the upcoming sequel will be the franchise’s third and last.
Not only is Ball aspiring to break the trend in YA films, but he is also looking into changing a lot of key concepts in “The Death Cure” movie. Speaking to Collider, Ball admitted that the upcoming movie will be most likely filmed in Vancouver, not New Mexico.
“It’s gonna be a very different movie. We’re not gonna be in the same kind of setting anymore. We’re gonna go a little bit more future, do something a little gritty, a little film noir almost,” he said.
Ball also shared that while “The Scorch Trials” picks up right where the first “Maze Runner” film left off, “The Death Cure” will begin a year after the events from its predecessor. Ball also revealed that filming will begin in February next year.
Meanwhile, Nathalie Emmanuel, who starred in “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” as Harriet, revealed to MTV that “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” will highlight her character and that of the other female characters. Emmanuel shared that Harriet will be focused on revenge in the upcoming sequel, especially after losing her “two homies.”
“It seems like she’s down to kick some butt and get some revenge… She doesn’t strike me as the kind of girl who is just going to sit down and let that happen,” she said.
“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” opens in theatres on Feb. 17, 2017.
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