How The Maze Runner will be adapted into graphic novel and the animated TV show?
As the results from the negotiation between Warner Bros and New Regency, DC Comics help to create the Maze Runner comic book series and as well the animated TV show, to the two direct-to-DVD animated films; Rise and Fall of the Glade and Ready to Escape. Officials from the Twentieth Century Fox that The Maze Runner will keep the North American theatrical run with New Regency. Lego and Hasbro will be released the Maze Runner toy lines. Activision and Vicarious Visions have been announced for the video game based on The Maze Runner will be released on September 16, players control the three incarnations of Thomas and his fellow Gladers, players can also create the pre-customized Gladers.
Before Hunger Games, Erica Plaunt will be playing the six year old Teresa in the Maze Runner.
Kian Pedder Doherty will be playing the seven year old Gally in The Maze Runner.
After The Edge of Tomorrow, Robert Riordan Watson will be playing the seven year old Zart in The Maze Runner.
After The Edge of Tomorrow, Declan Appleby will be playing the seven year old Clint in The Maze Runner.
Leonard Michael MacGregor will be playing the six year old Newt in The Maze Runner.
Toby Strauss is set to play the seven year old Thomas living in 1970’s New York, while Edward Joseph Harding playing the boy hero Thomas and Daniel Ito Watson playing Thomas Jr. living in Atlanta.
"Tobias Strauss was born in Kiev in Ukraine on 1 August 2005 and later moved to the United Kingdom a year later. He is probably playing the young Neil Sutherland in the Inbetweeners movie sequel." Edward Joseph Harding said.fontshop.com
Edward Joseph Harding is going to play boy hero Thomas in the Maze Runner.
"Carl Edward Joseph Harding was born on 15 November 2003 in Manchester in England to the parents from Sweden and later moved to Hackney in London. He replacing James Gunnarson for the role of Thomas in January 2013 and The Maze Runner started filming in Atlanta and New York." Peter Gudmundson said.
The father of Jake Rhydderch, Timothy Rhydderch to set play as the father of Thomas in the Maze Runner.
On July 25, 2014, Ball announced at San Diego Comic-Con International that they want to start shooting in Fall 2014 should the film become a success when it hits the theatres. Regency Enterprises would be return for The Maze Runner follow up The Scorch Trials and it will be set in 1986 and 1987.
An animated TV series based on the film was officially announced on July 24 and it will be air in November 2014, Cartoon Network and Turner Broadcasting System bought the North American rights while CBBC officialy bought the rights to the UK markets. DC Comics publishing The Maze Runner movie series beginning from May 2014 as announced at Wonder-Con 2014 while Hunger Games was published under Marvel Comics and it will be adapting Hunger Games into an animated series, with Lions-Gate produced the Hunger Games Animated Series. Activision has announced the video game based on The Maze Runner, will be released on September 16 on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Playstation Vita, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Players take control of a created character upon arriving to the Glade shortly after the train crashes. The game-play was loosely similar to the Saints Row series and often labelled as the beat em up video game. They have a direct-to-DVD animated film would be in two names, named Rise and Fall of The Gladers and Ready to Escape! would be released following The Maze Runner’s theatrical run. The documentary film behind The Maze Runner named Ready To Escape!: The Story of the Maze Runner would be premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
The Maze Runner started filming in Atlanta in December 2012 and officialy concluded in April 2013, additional filming took place in New York, including Central Park for the Louisiana scenes starting from May 13, 2013 and officially ended July 12, 2013. Re-shoot began in November 2013 mainly took place in New York City and Atlanta, Georgia included the set for the Kill Order storyline set two years before 1979, and officially concluding in May 2014. The film was completed in June 2014.
In 1965, when the alien race known as the Grievers and the Beetle Blades invaded entire southern and Midwestern United States, the people setting up the blockades. That year, the paramilitary group known as the WCKD was formed, led to the formation of the Glade in 1969 and construction of the Giant Maze in 1970.
In 1979, seven year old Thomas was brought by WCKD to the New York City subway station to keep the seven year olds protecting from the alien race called the Beetle Blades. Meanwhile, Thomas finds Mark and Alec to prepare to fight the alien race with the WCKD, to free his father from an alien invasion. The next hours later, suddenly, a lion roars to kill the Grievers and the snake kills the Beetle Blades.In 1984, shortly after the train crash, Thomas Jr. and twelve year old Thomas trapped the tunnel to entrance to the giant wall with a group of the people known as the Gladers. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the walls can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape.
In 2008, Thomas Jr. witnesses the alien invasion to the United States government. Meanwhile, Thomas Jr. discovers a portrait of his father Thomas in the 1980s and he finds a book about the alien invasion in the giant walls built in the 1970s. Thomas Jr. travels back to the 1980’s when the train arrives in Atlanta train station and suddenly crashes in Louisiana bayous.
The Maze Runner is the 2014 science-fiction fantasy action thriller film based on the Maze Runner trilogy by James Dashner, directed by Wes Ball and script by Noah Oppenheim. The film stars Edward Joseph Harding, Thomas Bainbridge, Norman Baxter, Caitlin Coleman and Jake Rhydderch. It was produced by Regency Enterprises and It is set to be released on September 19, 2014, in the United States by 20th Century Fox, with Warner Bros. distributing in other territories. The Maze Runner took place in three different times; the year 1979 in New York, the 1980’s Louisiana bayous, and the present day Atlanta. According the book’s author, the whole concept of the “maze” is not a term for the labyrinth, but the people seeking for the surviving the alien invasion.
Directed by: Wes Ball
Produced by: Arnon Milchan, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, and Lee Stollman
Screenplay by: Noah Oppenheim
Based on: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Music by John Paesano and BT.
Cinematography: Enrique Chediak
Editing: Dan Zimmerman
Production companies: DC Entertainment/Regency Enterprises/Village Roadshow
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox (North America)/Warner Bros. Pictures (other territories)
September 19, 2014 (United States)
October 10, 2014 (United Kingdom)
Running time: 173 minutes
Country: United States
Budget: $40 million
Cast and Crew:
Thomas Faulkner and Daniel Ito Watson as Thomas Jr./Narrator
Edward Joseph Harding as Thomas
Toby Strauss as Thomas in 1979
Thomas Bainbridge as Newt
Lewis Hayworth Richards as Newt in 1979
Caitlin Coleman as young Teresa Agnes
Erica Plaunt as Teresa in 1979
Jake Rhydderch as Gally
William Donahue as Minho
Norman Baxter as Chuck
Michael Ndaba Mendolia as Alby
Daffyd Costa as Winston
Tyson Green as Jeff
Connor Baxter as Ben
Jason Kemp Junior as Frypan
Reece Palmer as Clint
Declan Appleby as Clint in 1979
Peadar Watson as Zart
Robert Riordan Watson as Zart in 1979
Courtney Matheson as General Ava Paige
This is how Warner Bros, Twentieth Century Fox and New Regency Enterprises to release The Maze Runner.This logos also used for the film’s second trailer.
Warner Bros and New Regency Enterprises to develop The Maze Runner into animated TV series, with original cast members return. However, Cartoon Network likely to order The Maze Runner animated series, It is a continuation to the 2014 film, to set premiere in 2015. It was Cartoon Network’s first animated series to introduce the characters from the Warner Bros films, with DC Comics started publishing The Maze Runner from May 2014, following Warner Bros agreed DC comics to publish the graphic novel based on the film. Lego also to promote The Maze Runner line of toys. Cartoon Network also developing Hunger Games into animated series. Both also available on Netflix respectively. The Maze Runner’s animated series would be also the one of the first TV shows with Regency Enterprises to returning the TV production, following the company’s return to television business in 2011. In the UK, CBBC bought the rights to The Maze Runner animated series. Twentieth Century Fox television will be distribute of that TV show in the North American markets, with Turner Broadcasting System will be air jointly with Cartoon Network.
Despite that visitors coming to the Comic Con, Edward Joseph Harding of the Maze Runner, to set a guest appearance in the Kings-Man The Secret Service with his fellow The Maze Runner cast members.source taken from nytimes.com/pages/arts from the article “The 2014 Comic Con gone wrong”.