The gang’s back in a series of first-look photos hot-off the set of the upcoming second instalment of the “The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials” young adult book phenomenon following the blockbuster first movie release “The Maze Runner.”
In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, “The Scorch Trials” now sees Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.
In the latest movie “The Scorch Trials,” director Wes Ball who delivered the first movie with such strong palpable kinetic force, he describes the second chapter of the saga – “For me, the story becomes: they’re out of the maze, but they’re still lost. It’s a cool concept to play with. They don’t know what they’re supposed to do now. It’s not about saving the world, it’s about finding their way through it and what their existence means to the world.”
“The coolest thing about this franchise is it’s a constant mystery,” added producer Wyck Godfrey. “These characters have no memory of who they are or where they came from. You’re constantly unravelling that for the audience.”
Dylan O’Brien who plays “Thomas” noted, “The challenge is that it’s a whole new world now. It’s not just the Maze and the Grievers, and solving one mystery or overcoming one challenge. The group is lost, but they’re not confined to the same space as they were in first one. But they still stick together, because they believe they have to in order to survive. You get to see what’s happened to this world and why they’re put into that maze, and what it is about them that people are after.”
“The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials” will open across Philippine cinemas on September 16 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.