Last summer, when The Maze Runner was filming outside New Orleans, I got to visit the set along with a few other reporters. If you’re not familiar with James Dashner’s YA novel, it centers on a group of teens who appear in an area known as “The Glade” but have no memory when they wake up. The only way out appears to be through a shifting maze of massive walls that harbor dangerous creatures known as Grievers. Only one of the teens, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), holds the secret to their escape. The Maze Runner also stars Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, and Patricia Clarkson.
During a break in filming I was able to participate in a group interview with producer Wyck Godfrey. He talked about adapting the novel, putting together the cast, building practical sets, the Grievers, production challenges, the cast boot camp, and a lot more. Hit the jump for what he had to say.