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How Far Off Is THE MAZE RUNNER? 9 Things Missing In The Film

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The Maze Runner not only scored big in the box office this weekend, but it also scored itself a sequel. FOX announced that the second film in the franchise, The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, is locked in for a September 18, 2015 release date, breaking the apparent curse that has been hovering over film adaptations of popular YA series since The Hunger Games.

Over the past few years, fans have had their dreams of seeing their favorite series find some sort of cinematic success dashed. Beautiful Creatures, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and Vampire Academy all failed to to make it past book 1. The Selection and Delirium were both up for television consideration, but got stuck at the gate with pilots that didn’t garner enough interest from execs (although, in a unusual turn of events, the Delirium pilot was available to watch for a limited time on HULU this summer – and it looked pretty good).

Despite all the disappointment, The Maze Runner, which is less of an exact replica and more of the loosely based variety, managed to deliver something finally worth watching. But even though the film was good by all accounts, fans of the book may have spent the majority of their movie-going experience uttering, “That wasn’t in the book.”

Check out our list of 9 things from the book that didn’t make it into the film!

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Lindsay Sperling

Lindsay Sperling

Lindsay Sperling has A.D.D. and her tastes reflect it. Her movie collection boasts everything from Casablanca to John Tucker Must Die to every season of Sons of Anarchy to-date. She adamantly supported a Veronica Mars Movie, hopes that the Fast & Furious franchise continues far into the future, and has read every popular YA book series turned film in recent years (except Harry Potter..). When she's not on an indie film set or educating the youth of America, she uses her time arguably productive as a freelance writer.

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