As we announced yesterday, 20th Century Fox has confirmed to us that their programming block will be moving to Friday this year, with an exciting array of films on their upcoming slate all possibilities for San Diego Comic-Con. Although a representative would only confirm the date of 20th Century Fox’s programming – and not the specific properties the studio will be bringing – we’ve uncovered more details about a panel for The Maze Runner.
Author James Dashner, who wrote the book on which the upcoming film is based on, posted on his site that the film will be headed to San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 25, in Hall H somewhere between 4PM-7PM.
We confirmed with a representative of director Wes Ball that he will be in attendance at San Diego Comic-Con, but he and Dashner won’t be the only panelists on Friday. In a recent edition of the Dashner Army Newsletter, Dashner’s monthly e-mail blasts to his fans, he announced more specifics about just who will be on the panel, and suggested that 20th Century Fox or someone else may be recording the panel to share with fans later. Joining Dashner and Ball will be lead actor Dylan O’Brien, and co-stars Will Poulter and Kaya Scodelario.
Poulter had previously joined O’Brien, Dashner, and Ball at WonderCon Anaheim back in April, where 20th Century Fox unveiled an exclusive first-look at a new scene. The Maze Runner won’t be coming out until September 19, which gives the studio plenty of time to tease out more exclusive footage or a new trailer.
Here’s the text from the newsletter:
“You’ll also see some fun editions of The Maze Runner coming out later this summer, but I can’t say much more about that yet. I hope some of you will be able to make it to Comic-Con in San Diego this July. I’ll be doing a panel with director Wes Ball, Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter, and Kaya Scodelario, in the infamous Hall H. It’ll be a panel to remember! If you can’t be there, you’ll be able to see it online at some point.”
Yesterday, Kaya attended the premiere of The Truth About Emanuel at the Champs Elysées Film Festival in Paris, France. I have added a bunch of HQ photos to our gallery for you all to check out, plus more will come soon. Also, I’ve included videos from the premiere and the Q&A that followed the screening of the film. Please enjoy:
Last summer, when The Maze Runner was filming outside New Orleans, I got to visit the set along with a few other reporters. If you’re not familiar with James Dashner’s YA novel, it centers on a group of teens who appear in an area known as “The Glade” but have no memory when they wake up. The only way out appears to be through a shifting maze of massive walls that harbor dangerous creatures known as Grievers. Only one of the teens, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), holds the secret to their escape. The Maze Runner also stars Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, and Patricia Clarkson.
During a break in filming I was able to participate in a group interview with Kaya Scodelario. She talked about being the only girl on set, being in her first big movie, her character’s relationship with the rest of the group, how she landed the role, what the cast had been doing off set, using an American accent, the end of Skins, working with director Wes Ball, and a lot more.
How does it feel being the only female on an all male set?
KAYA SCODELARIO: It’s fine actually, they’re all very lovely boys. They’re all very well mannered. And they’ve been teaching me to be brave and manly. Yeah, they’re all really cool. A lot of my friends back home are boys so I do well with boys I like. Roughing it with guys and being sweaty and dirty, so yeah, it’s cool.
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