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The Maze Runner Trailer Pokes its Sharp Tentacles Out Into the Internets

<i>The Maze Runner</i> Trailer Pokes its Sharp Tentacles Out Into the Internets

By Janet Manley

20th Century Fox / Facebook/The Maze Runner

They're here...

The stars of the BIG SCREEN ADAPTATION of best-selling series The Maze Runner, that is! And the trailer will give you all the prickles.

If you haven't yet locked yourself into book one of James Dashner's thriller series (THERE IS NO GETTING OUT OF THE BOOK UNTIL YOU REACH THE END), it begins when Thomas (Teen Wolf's Dylan O'Brien) wakes up in a dark metal box and is hoisted up into the center of a labyrinth, with no memory of how he ended up there. He is greeted by a band of fellow lost boys; every week, one boy has been added to the crew via the box of misfortune. But Thomas's arrival is different.

In the "Glade," the center of the maze, an unruly boy civilization has formed with "greenies" (N00bs) assigned to a rotation of crews until they find their place shoveling the pig sty, cooking the meals, or running the maze each day in search of an exit. Thomas, of course, opts for the latter, becoming a "maze runner" (being a wolf and all). The maze beyond the moving walls that lock the boys in the glade is known to be dangerous, but Thomas's arrival seems to end any belief that the boys are safe in their pseudo-Eden at the center, as becomes clear when a girl arrives in the box a few days later...

BRRRRR!

This trailer has all the right goodies, including a peek at a Griever attack, lots of muddy faces, a good gander at Gally (Will Poulter) and Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), and a curious look at Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), aka GIRL WHO RUINS WHAT WAS A VERY NICE SUMMER CAMP. Here's the full trailer:

The film is out SEPTEMBER 19!

Have you read it? Do you have a sudden urge to go on a cross-country gallop through a nefarious manmade maze?

Tags: the maze runner, movie trailers, welcome to the glade, dylan o'brien, it's here, james dashner

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Janet Manley

Janet's desk was moved into the hall for the duration of coursework on Roman numerals in grade four, and she cannot tell one Rocky from another to this day. Her spirit animal is a wombat, and she has not written a novel. Dauntless, Gryffindor, Mockingjay. She tweets @janetmanley

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