A behind-the-scenes look at “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” aired a few days ago as a part of the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

20th Century Fox has scheduled the film for February 9, 2018. Just like the previous films in the franchise, “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is being directed and co-produced by Wes Ball, with T.S. Nowlin serving as a screenplay writer.

Last week, the studio released a 23-second teaser trailer for the film, featuring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden, and Nathalie Emmanuel.

The American film

It is one of the most anticipated Hollywood movies of the era. The story is inspired by a novel of the same name by James Dashner.

It is a direct sequel to 2015 hit film, “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” and the third film in the “Maze Runner” franchise.

The movie was reportedly scheduled for February 17, 2017, but 20th Century Fox pushed the release date to February 9, 2018, allowing time for Brien to recover from a severe disorder. Following the events of “Maze Runner,” Gladers and Thomas prepare to fight against WCKD. Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Ki Hong Lee, Jacob Lofland, Barry Pepper, Will Poulter, Rosa Salazar, and Patricia Clarkson play the supporting characters in this movie.

The film series

It consists of several adventure movies based on the novels by James Dashner. The films are financed by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and 20th Century Fox, starring Dylan O'Brien, Ki Hong Lee, Kaya Scodelario, Dezter Darden, Thoma Brodie-Sangster, and Patricia Clarkson.

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The first movie was released in September 2014 and grossed more than $400 million at the global box office. The second film was released in September 2015 and grossed over $420 million domestically and internationally.

Box office projections

Both of the films opened at No. 1 in North America and grossed over $50 in the opening weekend. In Canada, “Maze Runner” is considered as one of the highest grossing movies based on an adult book. It earned more than $200 million in the first three weeks, beating out “Harry Potter,” “The Divergent Series,” “The Twilight Saga,” and “The Hunger Games,” which earned more than $180 million worldwide.

The first film was developed with a budget of $100 million and grossed over $400 million, while the second movie earned more than $410 million against a production budget of $120 million. “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is being developed with an estimated budget of $150 million, so it’s obvious that the movie will gross more than the previous installments.