Starring Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson, Rosa Salazar, Aidan Gillen and Giancarlo Esposito, The Scorch Trials adapts James Dashner’s second book in “The Maze Runner” series, following Thomas and the other Gladers as they have escaped the maze and are put into a dormitory where they face new threats.
“The first movie was the mystery of ‘Where are we and what is this place? And can we get out?’ But the second movie is about the repercussions of getting out and the discovery of what the world is actually like,” producer Wyck Godfrey told the magazine.
James Dashner’s 2010 novel is described as follows:
Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch. There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die. The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off. There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials will debut in 3D, 2D, and IMAX theaters on September 18, 2015. The first film, made for just $34 million, earned $340.8 million at the worldwide box office.