It would appear that not all directors are keen on making sequel extensions, especially for “The Maze Runner” helmsman Wes Ball as he shares that he has no plans in extending the trilogy by cutting the last book, “The Death Cure,” in half. Read on to know more about this scoop.
The trend all started when “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows” was split into two movies. With this out-of-the-book-number strategy, the film managed to generate more funds than usual from its strong fanbase who are more than eager to watch their favorite movie adaptation be as close to the book as possible. From here, Summit Entertainment made the grand gesture of adapting a similar strategy with their “Twilight Saga” as they also split “Twilight Saga: The Breaking Dawn” into two parts as well. Lionsgate will also be doing the same thing with their fired-up franchise “The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1.” Checking out the gregarious trend, it would be safe for us to assume that “The Maze Runner” franchise would be applying similar movie marketing style, but its helmsman, Wes Ball, appears to be unfazed by such trend and shares that they have no plans for a split movie adaptations on the third book.
Three books are equal to three movies. This is what the director of recently added YA dystopia movie, “The Maze Runner,” firmly believes as he shares his opinion about whether or not extending the movie franchise beyond the number of the books. Digital Spy reported that the production has still no plans in splitting the final movie adaptation of the book into two different films.
“I think three is the number; beginning, middle, end, that’s it. Four? I think there’s something off about four. For me, if I have any say in it, there’s three movies basically. We’re not going to [split a book in two], no way. I think three movies is the right number, Star Wars!” cited Ball on Digital Spy.
The franchise that is based on James Dashner’s novels is off to a promising start. Screen Rant reports that the film managed to gross over $200 million worldwide. That’s certainly not bad coming from a $34 million production budget. Looking at all the elements for the installments, it’s safe to say that 20th Century Fox has not (yet) succumbed to the whole last-book-is-to-two-movies Hollywood trend. The second installment of the film, “The Scorch Trials,” is currently undergoing production, and it is set to be released on Sept. 18, 2015.
That concludes out scoop regarding “The Maze Runner” helmsman’s plans not to split the final book into two films. Keep visiting Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on upcoming films.
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