Wes Ball has confirmed that he’ll return to direct “The Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” the final film in young adult trilogy at 20th Century Fox.
Ball directed both last year’s well-received and $345 million worldwide grossing “The Maze Runner” along with this weekend’s sequel “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” based on James Dashner’s dystopian science fiction series.
Unlike other young adult franchises, this one will not be splitting its final entry into two parts – ‘Cure’ is the last one and will begin shooting in December. Ball tells Variety:
“Ultimately our goal is to create an awesome three-movie trilogy. Not many people have done that and now I have the opportunity to do that. I am directing the third film and we’ve already been busy preparing and working on the final conclusion of this saga.
We are setting up a lot of things that aren’t necessarily apparent in the second movie, but it will pay off big time in the third movie. So that has been my approach and I’m glad that I can finish the series. I’m lucky and thankful that they asked me to direct all three films.”
Reviews for ‘Scorch Trials’ have not been good with the film tracking at just 39/100 on Meteoritic at this point in time.
“The Maze Runner: The Death Cure” opens February 17th 2017.