Ever since the success of a series of young adult novels to cinema, namely Harry Potter, Hollywood studios are clamouring to find the next big thing. Maze Runner shows what the rat race is going to be like after the end of past sagas like Twilight and series tossed into limbo like The Chronicles of Narnia. These days, Hunger Games is close to wrapping up and newer products like Divergent, Percy Jackson and Ender’s Game are questionable if another film will get made. Only half stands a chance of seeing its cinema journey come to an end.
Fans of Maze Runner will no doubt want to see how James Dashner’s book trilogy will translate to screen. Not everyone will have read the Maze Runner series so the big question is if prior knowledge is going to be needed in order to appreciate this translation. Fortunately, not much.