We’ve entered the part of the dystopian YA craze where the each series hoping to be the next Hunger Games is earning their sequels. Today bring us the trailer for the latest YA sequel, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. While the first film had its interesting moments and some cool set pieces, the film was bogged down by teasing future installments instead of telling a standalone story. The Scorch Trials does look to promise an expanded scope from the first film, taking the young survivors out of the mysterious maze and into a harsh terrain of the destroyed civilization. Director Wes Ball returns along with stars Dylan O’Brien and Kaya Scodelario. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials opens on September 18th, 2015.
The official synopsis:
In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.