Movie News: First Look at the 'Maze Runner' Sequel

Movie News: First Look at the 'Maze Runner' Sequel

Sep 22, 2014

The Maze Runner sequel: With The Maze Runner killing it at the box office this weekend, it's no surprise that the next book in James Dashner's YA series has already been kicked into action. The title of the second installment is The Scorch Trials, and 20th Century Fox is not wasting any time getting its adaptation into theaters. On Sunday, the studio announced a release date of September 18, 2015 -- yep, only one year exactly from the first one. On top of that, Fox released the above concept art, which possibly could be a spoiler for the first film's ending. []


Africa: Looks like Angelina Jolie is more of a filmmaker than film actress now. She has the upcoming directorial project Unbroken due in December, is currently shooting By the Sea with husband Brad Pitt (she's on-screen in that one, too) and now she's lined up her next feature to follow that. It's a true story called Africa, and it involves elephant poaching and the noted paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey. Eric Roth (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) wrote the script and Roger Deakins will reteam with his Unbroken collaborator as director of photography.  [Variety]


The Great Wall: In another part of the world, Jolie's screen husband from The Good Shepherd is looking at a potential prestige pic of his own. While not cemented yet, Matt Damon is hoping to sign on to the Chinese epic The Great Wall for director Zhang Yimou. The movie, which revolves around a mystery about the Great Wall of China and something hidden underneath it, would reunite Damon with Bourne franchise writer Tony Gilroy.  [Deadline]






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