The big-screen adaptation of James Dashner’s high-concept story The Maze Runner comes to theaters in September 2014, and the lead-up to the film’s premiere is likely to bring quite a few sneak peeks at director Wes Ball’s page-to-screen translation of the novel. Case in point: A new clip from the film that debuted online this week.
The brief clip made its debut on Barnes & Noble’s Facebook page, and features an introduction by Dashner. The preview features actors Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf) as Thomas and Will Poulter (We’re the Millers) as Gally, squaring off in a dusty brawl. And from the look of things, Gally seems to have the upper hand.
The first of a three-part series, The Maze Runner tells the story of a teenager who finds himself trapped with a group of other teens in a small community surrounded by the walls of a massive labyrinth. With no knowledge of how they got there or their lives prior to waking up in the middle of the maze, they attempt to piece together the puzzle of their predicament and survive the horrors that lurk within the maze. The situation becomes even more confusing — and complicated — when a lone teenage girl, Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), is added to the group and reveals a mysterious connection to Thomas.
The first trailer for the film debuted at San Diego Comic-Con last month and generated a lot of positive buzz, so the film has quickly become one of the summer’s more highly anticipated films.
The Maze Runner hits theaters September 19.