“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.