2014’s The Maze Runner was a pretty decent YA post-apocalyptic adventure with a decent line in Gnostic symbolism. 2015’s Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials was, honestly, a bit of a blur, although it did feature Alan Tudyk as the sybaritic ruler of a post-apocalyptic pleasure dome, so top marks there. Now comes the third and final film in the series, The Death Cure, following a long delay due to the injuries star Dylan O’Brien sustained during filming.
But now we’re back on track, with The Death Cure scheduled for a January 18 release, where “In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.“
Above you’ll find a clip that wouldn’t look at all out of place in It – except this is apparently a kid’s movie. Still, jeez that looks like a horrible way to go. Meanwhile here’s the trailer:
Directed by Wes Ball, Maze Runner: The Death Cure stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson