20th Century Fox has set Wes Ball to direct The Maze Runner, an adaptation of the James Dashner dystopian novel. This comes after the studio acquired his short film Ruin.
Produced by Gotham Group, The Maze Runner is a post-apocalyptic setting. The protagonist, Thomas, who after having his memory wiped is deposited in a community of boys trapped in an enormous maze. He soon learns they are part of a mysterious test, and finds it is his destiny to join the ‘maze runners’ and lead them to freedom. Peter Kang and Daria Cercek are overseeing at the studio. Noah Oppenheim wrote the first draft of the script.