Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Maze Runner {Book to Movie}

James Dashner, Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Wes Ball, Will Poulter

 Opens September 19th, 2014

This is the first book in The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner. We did not read this as a book club but many of our members have read this series and we are really excited to see how they brought it to life on the big screen. We are reading one of James Dashner's other books "The Eye of Minds" in January coming up. So you can look forward to that book club in a couple of months.

Screen play for the movie was written by Noah Oppenheim, Grant Pierce Myers, and T.S. Nowlin and is directed by Wes Ball.

Book Synopsis
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He's surrounded by strangers--boys whose memories are also gone.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It's the only way out--and no one's ever made it through alive.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Movie Synopsis
 Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.

Dylan O'Brien playing "Thomas" 
He is known for playing "Stiles" in Teen Wolf. and he plays "Stuart" in The Internship.
There is nothing in the works right now. BUT... there is a rumor that he might play "Sebastian/Jonathan Morgenstern" in The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes now wouldn't that be fabulous. I can totally see him as Sebastian.

Dylan O'Brien, Thomas
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Kaya Scodelario playing "Teresa"
 She just finished filming two films opening soon. "The Moon and the Sun" & "Tiger House"
She is known for playing "Peshet" in Clash of the Titans, and "Emanuel" in The Truth About Emanuel.
Kaya Scodelario, Teresa
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Thomas Brodie-Sangster playing "Newt"
He just finished filming Phantom Halo playing "Samuel Emerson".
He is known for playing the voice of "Ferb" in Phineas and Ferb, playing "Sam" in Love Actually & "Young Tristan" in Tristan + Isolde and the hugely popular Game of Thrones playing Jojen Reed.
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Newt
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Will Poulter playing "Gally"
He just finished filming Kids in Love playing "Jack".
He is known for playing "Kenny Rossmore" in We Are the Millers & "Eustace Scrubb" in The Chronicles of Narnia-The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Will Poulter, Gally
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Ki Hong Lee playing "Minho"
He is currently working on a new TV Series called Whispers playing "Peter Kim".
He has done many short films and rolls in TV series.
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Aml Ameen playing "Alby"
He just finished filming Lila and Eve playing "Stephon".
He is known for playing "Cecil Gaines" in Lee Daniel's The Butler.
Aml Ameen, Alby
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Blake Cooper playing "Chuck"
He is fairly new to the acting business and has done a few TV show appearances.
Blake Cooper, Chuck
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Wes Ball {Director}
He has directed three short films. This is his first full feature film. But he has also worked in the Art Department and Visual Effects for movies and TV shows. I think it is always good to have an artistic director. Can't wait to see what he does with this movie!

Wes Ball, Director

Movie Stills
Movie Trailer

Do you want to see more Book to Movie Posts?
 Let me know your movie review in the comments.
We'll be seeing you at the movies.

xoxo - Kellie

1 comment :

Unknown said...

The one in the picture of Minho is not him is Lee Hong Gi.