Everybody who was enamored with “The Maze Runner” can definitely keep their hopes up in witnessing the surviving Gladers move on with their journey as 20th Century Fox sets a release date for the second film, “The Scorch Trials,” on Sept. 18, 2015. Read on for further details.
In the present trend of Hollywood, once you introduce a book series into the big screen and it gets accepted positively, there are high chances that the movie will push through for a sequel. You would think that people would already get tired of the YA dystopia genre by now, but creators of “The Maze Runner” were more than pleased to find out that the newly introduced chosen-one-to-change-the-world cinematic medium is topping the weekend charts with a $70.1 million gross worldwide. Currently assuming the number one spot at the box office, 20th Century Fox gives its sequel, “The Scorch Trials,” a slated release date on Sept. 18, 2015.
According to Variety, Fox made the approving announcement the moment they confirmed the budding success of the film’s first weekend. “The Maze Runner” earned about $32.5 million in the U.S. domestic market and also pulled in another $37.6 million, internationally. Putting two together and adding a couple more numbers that were produced by a few more territories, The Hollywood Reporter presents that the film now carries an estimated gross of $81.5 million, thus surpassing the recently released films “A Walk Among the Tombstones” that stars Liam Neeson and “This Is Where I Leave You” with Jason Bateman.
These days, there’s no such thing as a perfect YA film, but a number of websites (like Screen Rant) have hailed “The Maze Runner” as one of the best adaptations that ever graced the big screen. In their feature, they’ve highlighted the fact that Thomas, along with his fellow surviving Gladers, are set to move on with their journey in uncovering the world beyond the maze and everything else that lay beyond it. Promising to be shown in the same month next year, it would appear that the film only has less than a year to complete its sequel. One thing’s for sure, Dylan O’Brien will definitely be coming back as Thomas to tread on “The Scorch Trials,” the second book for James Dashner’s series. The film may not guarantee success, but the it does bear a logical progression for the character’s storylines. With the presence of a third book, “The Death Cure,” it only seems reasonable that the movie be continued for sequels to come. Could we be sensing another trilogy here or perhaps “quadrilogy”? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!
That ends our “The Maze Runner” sequel scoop. Keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates in the entertainment industry.
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