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Catherine Hardwicke to helm “Maze Runners” adaptation

Kristal Bailey

by: Kristal Bailey
December 1st, 2010

The Wrap is reporting that Catherine Hardwicke is in early negotiations to direct MAZE RUNNERS for 20th Century Fox.

James Dashner is adapting the first book in his young-adult science fiction trilogy, which Random House's Delacorte Press published in October 2009. For more on the story, keep reading after the break.

The official plot description from Amazon:

"When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind."

Could this be the next HARRY POTTER, TWILIGHT, or CHRONICLES OF NARNIA? I'm sure Fox is hoping so!

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