The Maze Runner opened this weekend to $32.5 million domestic and $81.5 million worldwide. For a summer blockbuster that would be considered horrible… but for a YA novel adaptation in late September it was enough for Fox to greenlight a sequel. According to THR, The Scorch Trails, the second entry in James Dashner’s book series will hit theaters September 15, 2015.
The film stars Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario and Will Poulter and was directed by Wes Ball based on an adaptation by Noah Oppenheim.
The Maze Runner follows Thomas (O’Brien) as he wakes up with no memory inside the center of a giant maze, an area known as The Glade, surrounded by other teen boys who likewise can’t remember anything. Threatening them all are vicious creatures known as Grievers. The boys look for a way out of the maze, but it isn’t until a mysterious girl arrives that they have a fighting chance.
Along with The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trails, the book series has one more sequel The Death Cure and a prequel The Kill Order… so we may be seeing the characters a few more times as every studio is looking for the next Harry Potter.