20 Minutes of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Will Play in Immersive 3-D Cinemas

Monday, 13 April 2015 - 11:06AM
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Monday, 13 April 2015 - 11:06AM
20 Minutes of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Will Play in Immersive 3-D Cinemas
Last year, Barco previewed their new experimental Escape format by showing the Glade in a 3-D immersive experience for ten minutes of The Maze Runner. Now, they will officially debut the Escape format in multiple cinemas for the upcoming sequel, The Scorch Trials. In certain theaters this September, twenty minutes of the sequel will be shown on the front screen as well as the side walls for a virtual reality-like cinematic experience.

Similar to Cinerama, Barco currently has five installations in the U.S. that support the Escape format, in which there are two additional screens around the audience. They hope to have twenty-five installations by the time Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials comes out in September.

The Scorch Trials, based on the second book in the Maze Runner series by James Dashner, follows protagonists Thomas and Teresa as they are forced to make their way through a burned-out section of land called The Scorch while attempting to uncover the elaborate experiment of which they are all subjects. It makes sense that Barco would debut Escape with the Maze Runner series, as it's not only an action-packed story that benefits from special effects, but it's more claustrophobic and tightly focused on a setting than similar franchises like The Hunger Games or Divergent.

The official synopsis reads, "After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles."

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials stars Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scoledario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Patricia Clarkson, Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito, and Game of Thrones's Nathalie Emmanuel and Aiden Gillen. It is set to be released in theaters on September 18.
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