dylan_o_brien_02Young Adult novels have been all the rage these past few years from Twilight to Hunger Games to the upcoming Divergent series. When you have a glut of movies of “similar” subject matter, the only way to differentiate yourself is through the casting. The producers of The Maze Runner have tapped Teen Wolf star and internet favorite Dylan O’Brien to play the lead character in the adaptation of the dystopian trilogy. The film centers around a group of teens who wake up in a maze with no memory of how they got there and their struggles to search for a way out. 

I’m a huge fan of Teen Wolf as most of you know and Dylan O’Brien is great on the show. He proved that he could handle the lead role in a movie in the Sundance hit The First Time so it’ll be interesting to see him tackling a franchise type role, especially if its more action packed.

The movie begins filming in May in Baton Rouge, LA and is targeting a February 14, 2014 release date.