The cast of The Maze Runner has been steadily growing in the last few weeks, but its been missing its main character. That’s now been remedied, as Deadline reports that Teen Wolf star Dylan O’Brien has landed the part.
The actor will portray Thomas, who wakes up in a strange place known as The Glade, with no recollection of how he got there. He must work together with a group of teenagers, who also don’t remember how they ended up in there, to figure a way out – every morning a door opens and they attempt to figure out the riddle of the maze that lies beyond. Things get even more complex when the first girl turns up in The Glade, with a message that could change everything.
Thomas Sangster, Will Poulter, Aml Ameen, and Kaya Scodelario are co-starring. Wes Ball is directing from a script by Noah Oppenheim, with rewrites by Grant Myers and T.S. Nowlin. Production is scheduled to begin in Baton Rouge, Louisiana this May. A February 14th, 2014 release date has already set by Fox.