James Dashner breaks down ‘The Maze Runner’ trailer

We’re still fangirling over the first The Maze Runner trailer, which premiered last night. But I’m convinced no one is more excited than author James Dashner.

Dashner took Entertainment Weekly take-by-take of the trailer.


James Dashner: The trailer begins just like the book did. Although I described the opening sequence as total darkness in the book, that wouldn’t make very good sense for a movie. I think Wes Ball captured the spirit of that pivotal opening moment so perfectly, showing the terror in Thomas’s eyes and the dirt and sweat and jerky movements of it all. The sounds are so perfect, cranking and squealing and metallic jolts. I got chills when the doors opened.

Head over to EW.com to read more from Dashner from other key parts of the trailer.


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