After being delayed by an accident which saw production put on hiatus for months after star Dylan O’Brien was severely injured after being hit by a car on set, Maze Runner: The Death Cure is now on its way. We’ll have to hope that after the issues it faced, it’s more like the fun and entertaining first film than the slightly tedious and trying-too-hard sequel.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.’
“It’s a heist movie this time,” says director Wes Ball. “It picks up six months after the last movie, where we started in the desert, and then we come into the world of WCKD, which is a city: The Last City.”
The series started in the Glade, a lush open space surrounded on all sides by giant walls, and beyond them the maze that kept them prisoner. For the group of young people trapped in the Glade, with no memory of who they once were or why they were there, breaking out was their first priority. “But now, they’re breaking into walls, almost an inverse of the maze, and they have to get answers and out-maneuver every obstacle thrown their way,” Ball says, “We get to see the other side of the universe and come full circle.”
Take a look at the trailer below. The film arrives in cinemas in January.