Hardwicke To Adapt “The Maze Runner”

“Twilight” and “Red Riding Hood” director Catherine Hardwicke is in early negotiations to direct “The Maze Runner” for 20th Century Fox reports The Wrap.

Based on the first novel in a popular sci-fi trilogy by author James Dashner, the story follows a boy named Thomas who awakens up in a strange enclosed structure called The Glade with no memory aside from his first name.

Surrounding The Glade’s tall stone walls is a large maze filled with monsters called Grievers. Every day boys known as ‘Runners’ venture into the labyrinth to map it in an attempt to find a way out.

The Maze seems familiar to Thomas who has extraordinary abilities as a Runner, but strange things begin to happen which arouses the suspicions of the boys also trapped there.

Lindsay Williams will produce.