The Maze Runner’s Cinema Debut
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Anyway, enough of that and onto what today’s post is about! The Maze Runner! A dystopian book written by James Dashner and published all the way back in October 2009!
It has been a great year for Dashner with the release of The Maze Runner film.
Dystopias are certainly the hot tickets into the publishing and film industries at the moment. James Dashner’s The Maze Runner joined other dystopian books turned films, The Hunger Games and Divergent last week as it premiered in London on 10th October.
For Dashner, this is an amazing opportunity to reach a whole new audience with his series and possibly other books in the future.
However, there is danger of The Maze Runner fading out as other big blockbuster like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1 comes to theatres this November and also another big film, Gone Girl which may overshadow The Maze Runner. Having said this, the movie, for the crowded genre it is in, is crucially original. If it wasn’t, I’d bet it would soon die but with such an intense story and deep characters which seem as though they have a lot more to give, it should give the other big names a fight for the top of the film charts.
With the addition of The Maze Runner being made into the film and including films like Twilight, Divergent, The Hunger Games, The Fault in our Stars and of course, Harry Potter, there has been a lot of teen books turned into films in the past several years which leads me onto the question, will this craze of production ever cease? And if so, would that crush the book industry or the film industry? Or if not, then what films are we expected to see in the coming years?
Some many questions and so little answers from industry leaders who I hope, open up about this interest genre and market to tell us where they see it heading.
In the meantime, what is your opinion on this? Are you enjoying these book-turned-film types? Or are you sick, tired and bored of them now?
If you would like to read the full article on The Maze Runner, it is here on Telegraph Books ready for you to read -http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/children_sbookreviews/11153394/The-Maze-Runner-have-you-read-the-book.html
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