‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ Movie Update: Will the Changes to James Dashner’s Series Live Up to the Expectations of Fans?

By Marie delos Santos | 2 years ago
‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ Movie Update: Will the Changes to James Dashner’s Series Live Up to the Expectations of Fans?
PHOTOGRAPH: Facebook/The Maze Runner | ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ trailer shows steamy kiss between Dylan O’Brien and Kaya Scodelario. Thomas caught in a love triangle with Teresa and Sonya (Katherine McNamara)?

“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” is only a month away from seeing the return of Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) and the rest of the Gladers, as they enter the second phase of WCKD’s experiment. While changes are often deemed necessary in movie adaptation of book series, will the changes made to James Dashner’s series live up to the expectations of fans?

This contains spoilers for the upcoming movie, “The Scorch Trials.” Read on to learn more about this scoop.

“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” is one of the highly anticipated sequels following the release of its predecessor, “The Maze Runner” in 2014. While Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Minho (Ki Hong Lee) and the rest of the Gladers thought that they are now safe after successfully escaping the maze (and the Grievers), little did they know that they’re in for a much worse location – The Scorch.

In James Dashner’s “The Scorch Trials,” Teresa has been separated from Thomas and the rest of the Gladers in order to introduce Team B, Coming Soon reported. WCKD infected them with The Flare and now, Thomas and the Gladers will have to go through The Scorch in order to be cured of the disease.

Thomas and the Gladers will also meet and join forces with another team called the Cranks. Unfortunately for Thomas, he will experience betrayal from one of his team members.

Movie Pilot cited that a couple of key changes have been made in translating Dashner’s sequel into the big screens, including Thomas and Teresa’s ability to communicate telepathically. Gally also seemed to have made it out alive from “The Maze Runner,” as the recently released trailer showed him screaming from inside a test tube.

“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” movie also seemed to introduce Thomas’ backstory, as the trailer featured a younger version of himself while he was separated from his mother.

Speaking of these changes, Dashner admitted that the critical elements of his book – “the mystery, the intrigue, characters themselves and the spectacle of the setting,” were still incorporated in the movie.

“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” premieres on Sept. 18, 2015.

Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates.

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