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Watch: Things Get All Labyrinth-y & Out Of Breath In The New Trailer For ‘The Maze Runner’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 29, 2014 12:00 PM
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The shortage of ideas in Hollywood often manifests itself around the metrics of success and sometimes even fear. No one likes to look like the exec who has no clue. Therefore when the Marvel plan does gangbusters, every other studio has to form a similar iteration. When “Twilight” and YA becomes a thing, all studios wanted to have their version of the popular soft drink too. The YA phenomenon quickly shifted though, and perhaps even bifurcated. The romance/doomed love angle still seems like it's picking up speed (“If I Stay,” “Fault In Our Stars”), but success of “The Hunger Games” altered the genre to move away from vampires and werewolves and hew closer to scaled-down dystopian sci-fi where the millennial is the star and the adults are the parents-just-don’t-understand adversaries.

Watch: First Trailer For YA Adaptation 'The Maze Runner' Starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario & Will Poulter

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 17, 2014 11:01 PM
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"It’s really gritty, it’s a lot grittier than I think people are going to expect it to be," "The Maze Runner" and "Teen Wolf" star Dylan O'Brien told Collider last summer about "The Maze Runner." "What’s funny is that, in terms of subject matter, something like 'The Hunger Games' is much more viciously violent than this story is but when you see the movies though, it’s interesting how — I think this is going to surprise people with how dirty and dark it is." But the bigger question is not whether or not it can match the intensity of "The Hunger Games," but capture a similar audience.

Patricia Clarkson Talks New Projects, "Motherlover," Lars von Trier And The "Perks" Of The Movie Business

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 13, 2013 11:04 AM
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The very first thing we heard Patricia Clarkson say, at the opening press conference given by the jury of the 2013 Marrakech Film Festival, was that at that point in the proceedings, all they had actually been doing was drinking. At which the collected luminaries including Jury president Martin Scorsese, Marion Cotillard, Park Chan-Wook, Paolo Sorrentino, Fatih Akin and Amat Escalante all laughed, somewhat sheepishly, and everyone kind of relaxed.

First Images From 'The Maze Runner,' Yet Another YA Franchise Contender

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 3, 2013 9:43 AM
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Dystopian future? Tweenangers in peril? Yes, it's yet another YA book series turned movie turned hopeful franchise. It seems everyone in Hollywood wants their own "Twilight," but it's a big gamble...for every "The Hunger Games," there's a "Beautiful Creatures" lying wounded on the side of the road. And now another contender is hoping to hit the big time.

Jason Schwartzman Has 'Big Eyes' For Tim Burton; Cillian Murphy Goes 'In The Heart Of The Sea'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 20, 2013 8:58 AM
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It’s no secret that the past decade has seen Tim Burton in a creative slump, but with the Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz-starring “Big Eyes,” he’s set to escape his blockbuster rut. Now THR is reporting that the film is getting another actor outside of Burton’s regular troupe.

Interview: Kaya Scodelario On 'Emanuel & The Truth About Fishes,' Sean Durkin's 'Southcliffe' & Her Return To 'Skins'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 7, 2013 11:01 AM
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Every year (at least in the last few), it seems there's at least one actress who, while already on many radars, comes to Sundance with a performance that launches her to true stardom. Carey Mulligan, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Olsen, Mia Wasikowska and Quvenzhane Wallis all went to Park City as complete or relative unknowns, and left at the top of casting wish-lists. This year, perhaps the most notable Sundance starlet to break out was Kaya Scodelario.

'Skins' & 'Wuthering Heights' Star Kaya Scodelario Joins YA Adaptation 'The Maze Runner'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2013 10:40 AM
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It looks like we weren't the only ones who've had eyes on Kaya Scodelario. An actress we put on our list of 15 Breakout Artists To Watch From The 2013 Sundance Film Festival, she broke out on the UK series "Skins," took small parts in "Moon" and "Clash Of The Titans" and then led Andrea Arnold's experimental "Wuthering Heights." She hit Park City in January with "Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes" (taking over a part originally intended for Rooney Mara), and now she's bagged a franchise to call her own.

YA Update: 'The Maze Runner' Coming Valentine's Day 2014; Mark Waters To Direct 'Blood Sisters'

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • February 8, 2013 4:43 PM
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After a directorial change-up was announced in August with "Twilight" helmer Catherine Hardwicke being replaced by Wes Ball, the fate of the dystopian teen franchise "The Maze Runner" was unclear. But now, Fox has stamped a Valentine’s Day 2014 release for the as-of-yet unfilmed project, based on the first in author James Dashner’s sci-fi trilogy about adolescent boys trapped in an ever-changing maze. The premise never struck us as being particularly romantic in the way young adult fare generally is, but maybe there’s more to this maze than meets the eye. Or maybe Fox plans to stock this maze full of dreamy, steamy young bucks and lure the high school bachelorettes in.

Wes Ball Takes Over Director's Chair For 'The Maze Runner'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • August 24, 2012 1:05 PM
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“The Maze Runner” is one of the various young-adult book franchises that Hollywood is attempting to make into their latest big-screen cash cow. But for every "Harry Potter," "Twilight" or "The Hunger Games," there’s a "Golden Compass," "Cirque Du Freak" or "Eragon," so it’s a difficult business making sure that great material survives the transition from the page to the screen. Fox thought they had this franchise in safe hands with “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke signed on to direct the first installment, but it seems that at some point between now and December 2010 she left to pursue other projects.

'Jackie' Scribe Noah Oppenheim To Write 'The Maze Runner' For Catherine Hardwicke

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 5, 2011 2:32 AM
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There's nothing quite like momentum. You struggle for years, working miserable day jobs and writing desperately at night to no avail, but as soon as you land your first gig, you've suddenly got more offers than you know what to do with. Fast-rising screenwriter Noah Oppenheim didn't quite have the same experience as most scribes, parking cars and waiting tables -- he spent years working in TV, as a Senior Producer on both NBC's "Today" show, and "Hardball" on CNBC, as well as co-creating "Mad Money" with Jim Cramer, for which someone should probably give him a slap.

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