Film Dystopia Done Right

Maze Runner stars insist their No. 1-at-the-box-office movie is no Hunger Games-lite

Maze Runner stars insist their No. 1 movie is no Hunger Games-lite

If you didn't know any better, you might dismiss The Maze Runner as yet another book-to-film adaptation set in a future dystopian world. But that would be a mistake.

The story uses a unique setting to build its own brand of drama and suspense, making it measure up favorably to any of its forebears.

Actors Will Poulter, Dylan O'Brien and Kaya Scodelario sat down with us to discuss the movie, which was No. 1 at the box office this past weekend. The stars discuss why the film isn't just riding the coattails of The Hunger Games, what it was like for Scodelario as the only woman on a male-dominated set, and why they would be OK if this were the only film in the series to be made.

Will Poulter, Dylan O'Brien and Kaya Scodelario from The Maze Runner
Will Poulter, Dylan O'Brien and Kaya Scodelario from The Maze Runner. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox