TEEN WOLF's Dylan O'Brien Cast as Lead in THE MAZE RUNNER
Teen Wolf actor Dylan O'Brien is set to play the main character Thomas in 20th Century Fox's big screen adaptation of The Maze Runner. He joins previously cast actors Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. I've only watched one episode of Teen Wolf, so I'm not really sure how good an actor O'Brien is. It's interesting that they're filling this cast with a lot of actors who are not really that well known.
The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world, and follows Thomas, "who after having his memory wiped is deposited in a community of boys trapped in an enormous maze. He soon learns they are part of a mysterious test, and finds it is his destiny to join the ‘maze runners’ and lead them to freedom."
The film is being directed by Wes Ball, and it's set to start filming this May in Baton Rouge. It's based on the first book of a trilogy by James Dashner. The movie will be released in theaters on February 14th, 2014. Here's the description...
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.