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9 million admissions in France: this sci-fi saga will have a fourth film!

“WCKD is good”. fans Maze (Maze runner in the original version) clearly recognizes the mantra of the sci-fi military corporation whose actions are at the heart of the sci-fi franchise. A franchise that is about to be revived as a new film has been announced by 20th Century Studios.

This announcement comes after Wes Ball, director of the Labyrinth / Scorched Earth / The Deadly Cure trilogy, has just completed Planet of the Apes: The New Kingdom (in French cinemas this May 8). He will be a producer on this new version of Labyrinth, which will take the same approach as Return of the Apes: “Hopefully there will be some continuation of the story while returning to the elements that allowed the first film to connect with its audience.” According to the comments of our colleagues The Hollywood Reporter.

Labyrinth 4 That’s why there won’t be a sequel or an adaptation of a parallel novel Newt’s fate, but also a reboot with an expansion of the post-apocalyptic world imagined by novelist James Dashner. The script of this ambitious project was entrusted to Jack Paglen, who worked on the SF films Transcendence (2014) and Alien: Covenant (2017). Due to the nature of the project, it is unlikely that Dylan O’Brien and his companions (at least those who survived the trilogy or were not transformed into “foundation”) will be part of this new opus.

Made in 2014, in the midst of a wave of “adult novel adaptations”. Maze It was a real surprise at the box office, with a budget of $35 million earning almost $350 million (including 3 million admissions in France). Two more ambitious sequels also achieved these attendance figures, a testament to the quality of the work Wes Ball And the aura of the universe among the fans.

The story tells how a young man named Thomas wakes up with no memory of his past in a courtyard surrounded by four giant walls. Beyond the enclosure, he and his companions in trouble discover a deadly labyrinth, the first step into a dystopian world criss-crossed by the apocalypse, a deadly virus, groups of survivors with diverging interests, and a global conspiracy.

The Labyrinth Trilogy is available to stream on Disney+

Source: Allocine

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