Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wes Ball talks with Bleeding Cool

Bleeding Cool talks with director Wes Ball about The Maze Runner, Ruin, and more.

Here are the highlights:

On what the true meaning/value of telling the story:

I am making entertainment first of all, for sure, but in the back of my mind it’s about a purity of life. I didn’t want the message to be heavy but there are a lot of metaphors. There’s a maze, and having to find your way through, which isn’t too unlike what you go through at High School. You’re placed into this world by adults and you’re told what you can and can’t do. You can’t go out there, you have to stay in here, and you want to test the boundaries. You start to find your way out into the dangerous world with all of the monsters. Then there’s a whole new world that’s even more dangerous, and you have to go into it to find yourself. It’s a coming of age story. It’s very much the idea of a vulnerable boy who comes up in this world and leaves a man. 

On bringing substance to his film:

I grew up on Cameron, Zemeckis and Richard Donner, those guys who made Hollywood movies with substance, great entertainments that are about something. I tried to bring that in to Maze Runner as much as I could, tried to elevate this material as much as possible.

Be sure to check out the rest of the interview at the source! More of the interview will be posted closer to the film's release.

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