'Maze Runner 3' Will Take Place a Year After 'The Scorch Trials'

Director Wes Ball revealed that the third installment of 'Maze Runner' movie series would pick up one year after the events in the second film.

AceShowbiz - Although "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" has yet to be released, fans have already got some information about the sequel. Speaking to Collider, director Wes Ball revealed that "Maze Runner: The Death Cure" would actually pick up one year after the events in "The Scorch Trials".

"This next one will be cool because we're gonna cut maybe a year later. Yeah, so it'll be cool. Some things have happened off screen, which is gonna make the movie feel even bigger," said the director. The transition between the second and third films seems to be quite different from the book and Ball himself confirmed the difference.

Back in July when Ball appeared on a panel at Comic-Con, the director hinted that he had put some elements of the third book into "The Scorch Trials". So it is possible that the end of the second movie will be different from the source material and perhaps it will feature one-year time jump.

Ball said that they're working on the third installment and the production would begin in February 2016. He also promised something extraordinary for the third film. "We're working on the third one right now, working to make it even better and even cooler, and doing the same thing we did on this last one where it's a different movie," Ball said.

He hinted at things that might make the third film even better from the previous films, "It's gonna be a different kind of an engine, a different kind of genre almost and a different sort of color palette and terrain. It's gonna be cool. It's gonna be very, very cool I think."

"The Death Cure" is in the early stage of development and is slated for a U.S. release on February 17, 2017.

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