The Playlist is reporting that Twilight director Caterine Hardwicke may direct the upcoming film adaptation of The Maze Runner by James Dashner (who is also writing the screenplay).
In the first book of what is expected to be a trilogy of young adult thrillers, Thomas wakes up in a lift and 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.
Read the first chapters of The Maze Runner below; the second book in the series, The Scorch Trials, was published in October.