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The Maze Runner will finally hit theaters this Friday, September 19th.
Published in October 2009 and based upon the first book in a bestselling series by James Dashner, the novel became a New York Times Best Seller and captured the imaginations of readers around the world. Fans have described it as a combination of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and the legendary television series Lost.
Books to film – especially young adult adaptations – are big bucks at the box office. Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga franchises have collectively grossed more than $5 billion at the worldwide box office, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the 10th highest-grossing film of all time.
Over the weekend, Variety reported:
- Movie Geeks
With the release of the sixth and final book in the bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, we spoke to the prolific author about her series and about the finale ‘City of Heavenly Fire‘, published this week.
The young adult series has sold 26 million copies worldwide, and the film adaptation of the first book was released at the end of 2013.
Thn asked Cassandra about the origin of these already iconic characters, the impressive role of strong female leads, her influences and what she thought of the casting of Lily Collins and company for the film. Have a read of our interview in full below:
Where did the stories begin with you and how did you come up with the characters?
The story began for me when I was living in New York and I had just moved there. I had been researching folk law, and I found a »
- Dan Bullock
After negotiations first broke surrounding the role last month, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has at last been confirmed to star in Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation at Tristar of Petit’s book, “To Reach The Clouds." Following the journey toward Philippe Petit’s daring stunt of tightrope-walking between the World Trade Center towers in 1974, the film will Zemeckis direct Levitt as Petit from a script written by him and Christopher Browne; also—this being Zemeckis—it will utilize 3D to gain the most stomach-lurching cinematography that the “Flight” helmer can muster. The film goes into production this May. [Variety] Actress Lily Collins spent much of last year stuck in franchise panic, as planned heavyweight “The Mortal Instruments” weathered delays and production halts following the first installment’s poor critical and box office reception. Her long-term duty to Cassandra Clare’s series remains uncertain, but for now she’s signed on to another adaptation: “How To Be Single, »
- Charlie Schmidlin
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