Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Maze Runner DVD

The Maze Runner is coming to DVD in the US December 16th!

Estimated Release Dates:
US: December 16th
Canada: December
Germany: February 27th
France: November 19th

The BluRay/DVD combo pack has a length set of special features:

-24-Page Prequel Comic Book
-Deleted Scenes with Commentary from Wes Ball
-Navigating The Maze: The Making of The Maze Runner (A Five Part Documentary that includes: The Maze is Born, Creating the World, Finding the Gang, The Movie Inside the Maze, and The Digital Details)
-The "Chuck Diaries"
-Gag Reel
-Visual Effects Reels
-Ruin Wes Ball Short Film in 2D and 3D with Commentary from Wes Ball
-Audio Commentary by Wes Ball and T.S. Nowlin

Who's ready to have The Maze Runner at their fingertips? We sure are!

TST: Barry Pepper as Vince

We have our latest cast member! Barry Pepper has been cast in the role of Vince in The Maze Runner Chapter II: The Scorch Trials.

Vince is a survivalist, one of the last living soldiers of the Right Arm.

Barry's recently been featured in The Kennedy's series, The Lone Ranger, and currently seen in Kill the Messenger.

With Barry's casting as a member of the Right Arm it looks like they'll be introduced earlier than The Death Cure. We are excited, are you?!

TST: Lili Taylor as Mary Cooper

We have another cast member! Lili Taylor has been cast in the role of Mary Cooper in The Maze Runner Chapter II: The Scorch Trials.

Mary Cooper is a doctor that helps Thomas and his fellow Gladers. 

Lili's recently been featured in The ConjuringHemlock Grove and Almost Human series.

Although Lili's Mary Cooper's role isn't totally clear, we love the idea of her in the series! What do you think of her casting?

TST: Nathalie Emmanuel as Harriet

We have our Harriet! Nathalie Emmanuel has been cast in the role for The Maze Runner Chapter II: The Scorch Trials.

Nathalie's previously been featured in Hollyoaks and Game of Thrones series. He'll be next seen in the latest installment of the Fast and the Furious series: Furious 7.

What do you think of the casting?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Thomas featured by Flaunt Magazine

Flaunt Magazine features Thomas Brodie-Sangster on his musical inclinations, TMR, and more.

Here are the highlights:

On his successes:
I just feel lucky that I’m still getting jobs and getting to do what I love to do. That’s all I want.

On the TMR cast:
I don’t often get the opportunity to work with people my own age. They’re all really good up-and-coming actors of English and American descent, so it was amazing to work with these people that are in the same situation to what I’m in. We bonded and couldn’t escape because we didn’t have any cars, so we just stuck together and cooked for one another and looked after one another.

On acting:
I’m not a method actor, I don’t take that home with me. You just have to be present, alert, grounded, and real, that’s the most important thing.

On his future:
It depends on what comes up with my auditions, what I end up getting. It always takes me by surprise. The beauty of it is I don’t know what comes up and sometimes it can surprise me. I like the spontaneity and surprise of not knowing.

Be sure to read the rest of the feature here!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Kaya talks with The Daily Mail

Kaya talks The Maze Runner, her upbringing, and more with The Daily Mail.

Here are the highlights:

On Teresa:
Teresa is tough and mysterious. She’s very much one of the leaders. Like everyone else, she has woken up with no memory, but she’s willing to fight and to risk her life.

On working with Dylan:
Working with Dylan has given me a lot of street cred with my little cousins; they all love Teen Wolf. Dylan is a proper sweetheart. And Will [Poulter] is lovely. It was great to have a fellow Londoner there, and we have a similar friendship group; we know people in common.

On her parents:
My mum was a great dad. She still is; she plays both roles perfectly. She can be stern, but she is also giving and kind. She’s my biggest inspiration. When she first moved to England, she made food for Brazilian restaurants, then she worked in the accounting department of a hospital; now she’s studying art therapy. It was difficult when my dad died, but it’s something a lot of people go through and I have found a way to push on from it. I feel inspired to make him as proud as I can. He’s always with me.

On playing strong female characters:
It would be incredibly boring to just play the pretty girl. My mum wants me to play strong roles, and she has told me that I’m not allowed to do nudity yet, and I agree with her. I would never do it unless it was an integral part of the story. I wouldn’t do a film like Fifty Shades Of Grey – not in a million years!

Be sure to read the rest of the article at the source!
High quality pictures from JustKaya!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Kaya chats with i-D Magazine

Kaya's featured by i-D Magazine talking about The Maze Runner, her childhood and more.

Here are the highlights:

On the party bus:
On the weekends we’d get a bright pink party bus to come and pick us up. It had furry leopard print walls and a stripper pole, and we’d get them to take us to New Orleans for some fun.

On watching herself on screen:
I hate watching myself. It’s weird. It doesn’t get any easier. It’s a very personal thing. You kind of want to do the film and then forget about it, and then you see it again a year later and you end up hating yourself.

On her Brazilian roots:
 My instincts are Brazilian. I have the polite, quiet English side, but I’m fiery like a Brazilian. I just feel like it’s my culture, like I fit.

Read the rest of the article at the source!
High quality picture from JustKaya!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Kaya talks with The Guardian

Kaya talks her on-set and everyday habits and more.

Here are the highlights:

On the best thing about her job:
I get to see places in the world I never thought I would. This year I’ve been to Versailles, Australia and South Africa. I always try to make the most of wherever I am, and use the time off to do tourist stuff and take pictures for my mum.

On the greatest lesson her mum has taught her:
Everything, but particularly how to be a strong woman, because she raised me on her own. She came to England from Brazil when she was 26, and built herself a career and a home without speaking the language or knowing anyone. She has really inspired me to be independent and not need a man to get through life.

On what makes her laugh: 
My dog. He has learnt to do roly-polies and now he won’t stop. He just travels everywhere through the medium of roly-poly.

On when fame gets uncomfortable:
The whole idea of fame is uncomfortable. It’s not what you should want from this job. It makes me sad to see my younger cousins, the Instagram generation, obsessed with what people look like and what someone else has got. I just always loved the work. I try not to be wrapped up in my own dramas, because actress dramas are silly. My friend has just had a baby, and has a seven-year-old: her dramas are important.

Make sure to check out the rest of the article at the source!

Picture Source: JustKaya

#AmazingRun Video Campaign

To celebrate the release of TMR in the UK, MazeRunner_UK has started the #AmazingRun campaign!

Don't forget to use the #AmazingRun hashtag when you upload your video!

TST: Jacob Lofland as Aris

We have our Aris! Jacob Lofland has been cast in the role for The Maze Runner Chapter II: The Scorch Trials.

Jacob's previously been featured in the film's Mud and the Justified series. He'll be seen next in the TV mini-series Texas Rising.

What do you think of the casting?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Kaya at Chanel's PFW

Kaya appeared at Chanel's Paris Fashion Week show.

TST: Rosa Salazar Cast as Brenda

We have our Brenda! Rosa Salazar has been cast in the role for The Maze Runner Chapter II: The Scorch Trials.

Rosa's previously been featured in American Horror Story series, Parenthood series, and many more. Next Rosa will be seen in Insurgent the second film in the Divergent series! 

What do you think of the casting? Rosa's spot on for us!

TST: Aiden Gillen Cast as Rat-Man

We have our Jansen aka Rat-Man! Aiden Gillen has been cast in the role for The Maze Runner Chapter II: The Scorch Trials.

Aiden's previously been featured on Game of Thrones, The Wire, and many more productions.

What do you think of the casting? Exactly what I pictured for Rat-Man!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Fever Code: The Maze Runner Prequel

James Dashner's writing another The Maze Runner prequel: The Fever Code!

The Fever Code will explore the creation of the Maze and how the Gladers got there.

"From the very beginning, I’ve always wanted to write a prequel about Thomas, Teresa, Newt, Minho, Alby and all the Gladers that leads up to the very moment Thomas enters the Box. There are so many things hinted at that will be fun to reveal in depth. For years, fans have made it abundantly and enthusiastically clear that they want the same thing, so now seems like the perfect time to give readers the story of how the Maze began." -James Dashner on the novel.

We are shucking excited for The Fever Code!

The Maze Runner Chapter II: The Scorch Trials

After the worldwide success of The Maze RunnerThe Maze Runner Chapter 11: The Scorch Trials adaptation has been green-lit by Fox! To be released September 18, 2015.

Production will start at the end of October in New Mexico. Director Wes Ball has revealed that the preproduction process has been underway for some time.

"We've got stages, we've got crews coming in, Dylan [O'Brien] will be back in a few weeks, we're building sets, and the script is being written. It's a bit of a race this time because we're cautiously optimistic, but we're feeling excited we're about to do something that's way more sophisticated, way more grown up, and really set up a saga here."

What scenes are you most hoping to see onscreen? Twitter them to Wes Ball on Twitter!

Friday, September 26, 2014

James iBooks Twitter Q&A

James Dashner did a Q&A with iBooks's Twitter. Check it out in full below!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Method Studios: The Maze Runner Design FX

Check out this detailed and interesting background into the design FX behind the Grievers and Maze from Method Studios.

Dexter Darden talks with Dudley Media Group

Dudley Media Group talks with our Frypan, Dexter Darden, about set life, Frypan, and more.

Here are the highlights:

On how people can connect with Frypan:
I think Fry Pan is definitely all about the community of the glade and I think that’s what people will connect with. He cooks, he’s the chef of the glade and the only time people will come together is when they sit down and have a meal so he’s really about allowing Thomas to have a huge advantage but also giving Gally, played by Will Poulter, the opportunity to voice his opinion as well. He’s predominately the comedic relief and also the one who just wants to make sure that everybody has a say and that everybody is taken into consideration.

On how close of an adaptation it is:
It’s very, very, very similar. Our director Wes Ball did the best he could to keep it on track so that fans wouldn’t be upset. It’s definitely hard transferring a book of that caliber and that style to film because some things will play and some things won’t play on camera. James Dashner has given it the okay and we’ve done a lot of fan screenings too and not one fan has come back with a negative remark about it being different from the books. I think we stayed on track to keep it very similar and keep it very true to the book. The cool thing about being in a book series that’s turned into a movie and also the scary thing is kids read these books, young adults and teens read these books and they get an idea or vision of what a character looks like or what the Glade will look like and when it’s all brought to screen in a certain way we are then that image for the rest of their lives. It’s exciting but it’s also scary because you don’t want to disappoint any of the fans.

On the filming process:
It was exciting because the Maze in the Glade our director wanted that all to be real so they literally built a maze in the glade with moving doors. It was exciting to see these giant walls moving and that the production team actually cared about it and really put forth a huge effort. There were also times when it looks like we’re running through doors but we were really running through a green screen and our director was yelling at us the things that were supposed to be coming at us. To see how it all played on screen was exciting because people can’t tell the difference between the real maze and the CGI maze and I think that’s amazing.

Check out the rest of the article at the source!

Cast Promotional Photoshoot

Gorgeous cast promotional photoshoot!

TMR B-Roll Footage

Check out TMR b-roll footage! If you haven't seen the film yet, we suggest waiting until after viewing unless you're okay with spoilers.

Dylan featured in Elle Magazine

Elle Magazine features Dylan's turn from Teen Wolf to The Maze Runner.

On his shy nature:
I'm very shy. I wish more people believed me when I say that. Stiles is a version of me that rarely exists in the real world. He's so confident and extroverted, and I'm much more restrained and internal.

On understanding Thomas:
I sort of got Thomas right off the bat. He's the quintessential ordinary human being who is tossed into extraordinary circumstances. And he pulls this thing out of himself that's been there all along. It's a bravery born from and in spite of fear--and that's a really beautiful thing.

On working with Patricia Clarkson:
I only had a few days with her, but she’s actually so hilarious. Obviously I love and respect her as an actor, but our relationship was less advice giving and more her grabbing my chest and, you know, purring in my ear.

On how he deals with 'celebrity':
You’ve got to pull back a little. If you keep fighting it, it’ll just make you go crazy. Like, if you just keep saying to yourself, “No, I’m going to Chipotle and no one is going to fuck with me,” you’ll end up in a mental ward. Because someone is probably going to fuck with you when you walk into that Chipotle.

Be sure to check out the rest of the article at the source!

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Philly Star features TMR

The Philly Star features TMR talk with Wes, Kaya, and Dylan.

Here are the highlights:

Wes on casting:
We weren’t looking at faces, we weren’t looking at good looks, all that stuff — fortunately, we are okay in that department, too — but we found good actors that can be truthful. I wanted spectacle with an emotional core to it. I can’t just have shiny pictures.

Dylan on his audition:
 I was coming off work, I had hair and make-up and I was, like, ‘Oh, this is going to be great,’ yet it turned off the director. Things are funny like that. You don’t think about that. You kind of feel that directors understand that your hair could change and, you know, funny enough, I always roll out of bed and go to auditions and I’ll get flagged for, like, being dirty-looking. They are, like, ‘You should be more handsome like a leading man!’

Dylan on the metaphor of the Maze:
These movies have an undercurrent of metaphorical things and very much involve with growing up and being a teenager and what’s it like to be a teenager. The maze is a metaphor for growing up, for being a teenager.

Kaya on the public's interest in dystopian worlds:
Because it’s the unknown. We are just so aware of where we are in the world right now. We are sharing pictures of handbags on Instagram and things like that. We know this world. It’s not that great. Nothing is really happening. When you look for generations in history of young people, they have a movement — something happens in that generation. We haven’t done really anything. Nothing’s really happened apart from selfies. As a movement, as a group of teens, we haven’t had a thing. We are kind of fascinated with knowing what we could do, if we could be great, if we could actually accomplish something again, you know, the common man becoming the hero thing.

Check out the rest of the feature at the source!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

James and Wes talk with Jake Roper

While at ComicCon, Jake Roper talked with James Dashner and Wes Ball about The Maze Runner, adaptation process, ComicCon, and most important of all tacos.

Bonus Video: Jake talks Mazes.

Ki Hong Lee chats with NPR

Ki Hong Lee talks TMR, acting, and more with NPR in a brilliant interview you don't want to miss!

Thomas featured in Interview Magazine

Thomas was featured by Interview Magazine about TMR, Game of Thrones, musical leanings, and more.

On deciding to pursue acting:
It didn't take much persuasion. If you find something you're good at and you enjoy doing it and you're able to make a living out of it, that's what everyone strives for. I already had that at 10.

On his knowledge of the other cast members:
No, I knew of them, but I didn't know them personally. When I agreed to do it, I think Will was already attached and Kaya was already attached. I remember seeing their work for years and always really liking both of them, and Aml [Ameen] as well, who plays Alby. So I knew the Brits fairly well. I didn't know the Americans, but I knew if they'd cast those guys, then the whole cast was probably going to be quite good. I was pleased to see they'd gone for good quality, talented actors. When I got to the States, it became apparent that this is going to be better than I thought it was going to be, which was nice. Meeting [the director] Wes [Ball], I realized, "This guy's a bit of a visionary and I think he's going to have a good hold of the film." Basically, my experience of it got better and better the more I saw of it. I'd never done a big Fox teen movie before; I didn't really know what I was getting myself involved with. I thought I'd like to try it. But everyone involved—Wes and the whole cast and Enrique [Chediak], our director of photography, one of the most important people—was very, very passionate about it and treated it like a proper film, as opposed to just another YA-type, moneymaker. A lot of care and attention went into it and that's always nice, on any project.

On his musical tendencies:
I play bass. I play a bit of guitar. I've never been to a lesson, so my theory of music is non-existent in any instrument, but we always had guitars around. My dad taught me to play drums for Love Actually, and I still play drums now. But I'm not a "drummer."  I'm not a "guitarist." I'm trying to be a bassist. 

Make sure to check out the rest of the interview at the source!