AceShowbiz - "The Maze Runner" won't be following the footsteps of "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" which set Hollywood trend by splitting final movie into two parts. Wes Ball who directed the first installment says the James Dashner Young Adult novel trilogy will be adapted into three movies only.
"I think three is the number; beginning, middle, end, that's it. Four? I think there's something off about four. For me, if I have any say in it, there's three movies basically," he tells Digital Spy. "We're not going to [split a book in two], no way. I think three movies is the right number, Star Wars!"
"Maze Runner" novel is followed by "The Scorch Trials" and "The Death Cure". The second movie will be released on September 18, 2015. %cDylan O'Brien%, %cKaya Scodelario%, %cThomas Sangster%, %cKi Hong Lee%, and %cPatricia Clarkson% are expected to reprise their roles.
Though the original final source of the series won't be made into two separate movies, producers still have a chance to extend the lifespan of the franchise since Dashner has written a prequel novel "The Kill Order" and will release the follow-up "The Fever Code" in 2016.