The Gladers are out of the Maze, but in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, they’re going into another treacherous landscape called the Scorch. Prior to the events of the first film, the region between the two Tropics was charred by sun flares. Making matters even worse, after those sun flares, a virus called the Flare started to spread amongst the survivors, eating away at victims’ brains and turning them into bloodthirsty maniacs.
Want to know what to do if you catch the Flare? 20th Century Fox just unveiled a clever animated public service announcement that reveals what the virus does to your body and assures you that WCKD can help you get back on your feet. I was hoping the video would take a Ren & Stimpy turn and reveal the gory details of becoming a Crank, but of course, this is a message from WCKD and they don’t want to alarm the public.
Check out what happens if you catch the Flare in the new Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials video below. The film opens in theaters on September 18th and stars Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Giancarlo Esposito, Ki Hong Lee, Rosa Salazar and Jacob Lofland.
Here’s the official synopsis for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials:
In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.
You can also check out my set visit report and interviews using the links below:
- ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’: 20 Things to Know about the Bigger, Broader Sequel
- ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’: Wyck Godfrey Reveals Book Changes, Easter Eggs and More
- ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’: Dylan O’Brien Talks Stunts, Unromantic Romance and More
- ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’: Wes Ball on New Locations, Book Changes and More
- ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ Set Visit Interview: Surprise! Alan Tudyk is Blondie