Has The Maze Runner Found a Runner in Will Poulter?

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maze - Has The Maze Runner Found a Runner in Will Poulter?It’s been awhile, but finally there’s some movement on the long talked about big screen adaptation of The Maze Runner, the first of a trilogy of dystopian novels by James Dashner. Read on for details.

Deadline reports that Will Poulter (Son of Rambow, The Chronicles of Narnia) has been offered one of the leads in the flick that’s to be directed by Wes Ball (Ruin).

Gotham Group will be producing The Maze Runner with Peter Kang and Daria Cercek overseeing at the studio. Noah Oppenheim wrote the first draft of the script.

Here’s the book’s synopsis:

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

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