Two high profile book adaptations are currently in development by 20th Century Fox, and one of them, John Green’s The Fault in our Stars will be released next summer on June 6. Meanwhile, the adaptation of James Dashner’s The Maze Runner, about a group of young men who are put through a daily ritual running through a maze, has given up its February release date as 20th Century Fox has pushed it back seven months for release on September 19, 2014.
Starring Shailene Woodley, Sam Trammell and Willem Dafoe, directed by Josh Boone (Stuck in Love from a script by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber ((500) Days of Summer), “Fault” tells the story of a teen girl with cancer who falls for a boy in her support group, who also has cancer. It’s being put up against Tom Cruise’s science fiction movie Edge of Tomorrow.
The Maze Runner is directed by Wes Ball from a screenplay by Dashner himself, and it stars Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Patricia Clarkson. It’s now going up against the family sequel Dolphin Tale 2 and the football movie When the Game Stands Tall.
Fox have also decided to release another book adaptation, The Book Thief, starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson, one week earlier than planned, moving it to November 8 against Thor: the Dark World and the nationwide expansion of Richard Curtis’ About Time.