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‘The Maze Runner’: Dylan O’Brien Stars In Action-Packed First Trailer

Mon, March 17, 2014 11:03pm EDT by 2 Comments

Watch the first ‘The Maze Runner’ trailer starring ‘Teen Wolf’ darling Dylan O’Brien and tell us if you’ll be watching when the film hits theaters on Sept. 19!

It’s finally here! The first Maze Runner trailer was released on March 17 during a Teen Wolf commercial break where, not-coincidentally, breakout actor Dylan O’Brien has been doing some of his best work of the series’ three-season run. Set to release Sept. 19, The Maze Runner‘s first trailer did not disappoint! Click through to watch and tell us: are you dying to see Dylan in his first big-screen starring role?

‘The Maze Runner’: First Trailer Released During Episode Of ‘Teen Wolf’

Even if you’re not in it to support Dylan O’Brien for his work on Teen Wolf, you have to admit — The Maze Runner looks amazing. Suspense, mystery, action and a dystopian universe — what else can you ask for? Based on the series of novels by James DashnerThe Maze Runner opens with Thomas waking up to find himself in The Glade, a large open area surrounded by a giant maze containing the sort of post-apocalyptic nightmare creatures that would make The Walking Dead-style zombies a more palatable option.

Time begins to run out for the Gladers when Teresa (Kaya Scoledario, of Skins UK fame) arrives and a countdown begins where the Gladers need to find their way out of the impossible maze before time runs out, lest they find out what “the ending” could possibly mean for this already-pretty-unlucky lot of youngsters.

‘The Maze Runner’ Based On Young Adult Trilogy By James Dashner

The film also stars Thomas Sangster (from Love ActuallyGame of Thrones, and many others), Will PoulterAmi Ameen, and a host of other young up-and-comers.

The film’s original release date was February 14th, 2014, and the pushback to September is definitely a good sign — February is not a good time for film releases; they get buried by awards show rejects and Oscar bait re-releases. Remember Endless Love? Yeah, us neither. (Sorry, Endless Love.)

It’s clear by the trailer that the extra time to work on the film is being put to good use, and that director Wes Ball will be able to deliver the best possible product to loyal fans of the hit series of young adult novels.

What did you think of the trailer, HollywoodLifers? Are you dying to see The Maze Runner? Are you in it for Dylan or because you’ve read the books? Or better: because of both? Be sure to vote and sound off below!

— Amanda Michelle Steiner

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