Ready for Disney’s Planet of the Apes? Even if you aren’t, it’s still happening. Planet of the Apes is about to be one of the first Fox properties to get a new lease on life under new Disney ownership, with Maze Runner helmer Wes Ball tapped to develop and direct. But here’s what’s unclear: no one is saying whether or not this is a whole new reboot of the franchise, or if it’s going to tie into the recent trilogy starring Andy Serkis as advanced ape revolutionary Caesar.
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Mouse Guard is hanging up its swords and shields. Wes Ball’s motion-capture animated movie, whose production was halted by Disney following their acquisition of Fox, is confirmed to be officially dead by the director. But we can bask in the possibilities of what could have been a bit longer with the concept art, models, and animation tests for the film that Ball is sharing in the wake of Mouse Guard’s cancellation.
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Andy Serkis is best known for his incredible contributions to cinema by way of impressive motion capture performances in films like War for the Planet of the Apes and Peter Jackson’s King Kong. Now he’ll be strapping on a leotard with balls all over it yet again for 20th Century Fox’s forthcoming adaptation of the New York Times bestselling comic book series Mouse Guard.
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Fans have been patiently waiting to see the concluding chapter of the Maze Runner trilogy after Dylan O’Brien was injured during a stunt gone wrong while the film was shooting in 2016. Originally set for release earlier this year, Maze Runner: The Death Cure is now coming to theaters in February of 2018, and the first trailer has just been unleashed.
At the end of Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) was preparing to take the fight to WCKD to rescue Minho, kill Dr. Ava Paige (Patricia Clarkson), and bring the rebel group The Right Arm and the rest of his fellow Gladers with him. The first Maze Runner The Death Cure trailer, which debuted during the finale of Teen Wolf on MTV, shows us that Thomas isn’t screwing around anymore. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 11th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
It looks like 20th Century Fox is planning to stay in the Wes Ball game. With the director of the Maze Runner movies seeking to cap off the series with the third and final film next year, the studio has recruited him to bring the celebrated comic book series Mouse Guard to the big screen. And this is good news. Because Ball really feels like he could be a Big Deal and occupying him with a fantasy epic about battle-ready mice may be the best way to keep someone like Lucasfilm from stealing him away.
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Last spring, production on Maze Runner: The Death Cure was halted and then postponed indefinitely after lead actor Dylan O’Brien suffered a concussion with a facial fracture and lacerations after a stunt went wrong. Last we heard, production was supposed to resume early this year in order to meet the February 2018 release date recently set by 20th Century Fox, but we’ve had no word of the film shooting again.
For those fans eagerly awaiting the next chapter in the Maze Runner franchise, it sounds like everything is all right because Fox provided a first look at the sequel during the MTV Movie Awards this past weekend. Dylan O’Brien and some of the other cast members show us around the WCKD compound where we get to see a lot of hallways and laboratories.
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This past spring, production on the sequel The Maze Runner: The Death Cure hit quite a speed bump when a stunt gone wrong injured franchise star Dylan O’Brien. Production was expected to resume in May after O’Brien had a chance to recover, but in late April it was revealed the actor would require more time to heal. That resulted in an indefinite postponement of the shoot and the release date for the sequel being pushed back from February 17, 2017 nearly a full year back to January 12, 2018, but now Dylan O’Brien is ready to shoot again.
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Bad news comes from the set of The Maze Runner: The Death Cure today as franchise star Dylan O’Brien was injured during production on the sequel bring directed by Wes Ball in British Columbia. Production has been halted after O’Brien was taken to the hospital to be treated, but there are conflicting reports as to the extent of his injuries and how they came to be.
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Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
As Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials lands in theaters this weekend, Fox is racing ahead with plans for the next installment of their hit YA franchise. Wes Ball has been set to direct Maze Runner: The Death Cure, after steering the first two films in the series. More about the Death Cure Wes Ball news after the jump. Read More »
In just over a couple weeks, the sequel Maze Runner: Scorch Trials hits theaters, picking up exactly where the first film left off with Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and the surviving members of the Gladers escaping the maze and being escorted to “safety” in a helicopter. However, when it comes to the second film leading into The Maze Runner 3, it won’t be the same kind of transition.
In a recent interview, franchise director Wes Ball revealed that Maze Runner: The Death Cure will actually pick up one year after the events of The Scorch Trials, which is quite a departure from the source material. Read More »