IMAX Corporation and Twentieth Century Fox today announced that the studio’s adaptation of the epic sci-fi best-selling novel The Maze Runner will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and released across all domestic IMAX theaters for a one-week engagement on Sept. 19. The film also will be released in select international territories starting Sept. 11.
Based on the best-selling book by James Dashner, The Maze Runner follows a young man named Thomas, played by Dylan O’Brien (“Teen Wolf”), who wakes up trapped in a massive maze with no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape.
The Maze Runner also stars Thomas Brodie-Sangster (“Game of Thrones”), Will Poulter (We’re the Millers), Kaya Scodelario (Clash of the Titans), and Patricia Clarkson. Wes Ball directed, from a script by Noah Oppenheim, Grant Pierce Myers and T.S. Nowlin.
“We’re thrilled to be able to present visionary director Wes Ball’s ‘The Maze Runner’ in the immersive IMAX experience, which will enthrall audiences world wide,” commented Chris Aronson, President of Domestic Distribution, 20th Century Fox.
“After seeing ‘The Maze Runner,’ this is an ideal and very cinematic adaptation that is ripe for IMAX moviegoers,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “With ‘The Maze Runner,’ we’re not only thrilled to add this exciting and action-packed film to our Fall slate but also pleased to be in business with Fox.”
The IMAX release of The Maze Runner will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.