“Maze Runner 2” is in production in the New Mexico area and has an open casting call coming up this weekend.
The blockbuster adaptation of the young adult novel, “The Maze Runner” is getting a sequel. 20th Century Fox has green lit the sequel and New Mexico residents can be a part of the film as an extra. The film is called “The Maze Runner Chapter 2: Scorch Trials” and is seeking a wide variety of types and ages for non-speaking roles in scenes to be shot in New Mexico. The film is about to begin filming in the Albuquerque area and is supposed to be in production through January 2015.
According to Variety, production on “The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials” is moving fast and the studio has announced that it is aiming for a fall 2015 release with the preliminary release date set for September 18th, 2015.
“Maze Runner” tells the story of Thomas, a teen who ends up with a bunch of other boys, trapped in a maze and having his memory erased. Thomas is forced to join the others and form a plan of escape from the trecherous maze.The “Maze Runner” sequel will continue the story set up in the original film and will be based on the second novel in the series written by James Dashner. The new film will continue to follow Thomas played by Dylan O’Brien and the rest of the group who escaped the maze. According to the authors website The Scorch Trials will pick up where the first book left off. In the sequel, the Gladers have escaped the Maze, but the road before them may in fact be more treacherous than the maze. Wicked is stacking the odds against the group and now they must face a completely devastated world.
For those interested in a paid extra role in the film, an open call is scheduled for this coming Saturday in Rio Rancho, NM at the Haynes Community Center.
RIO RANCHO, N.M. Open call for “The Maze Runner 2“
According to the local ABC affiliate, KOAT, the event will run from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Haynes Community Center in Rio Rancho.
They’re looking for a wide variety of people for nonspeaking, paid roles. There will be an open casting call this weekend for “The Maze Runner Chapter 2: Scorch Trials.”