From Big Books Tiny Voices:
Upon the decent box office success of The Maze Runner, based on the James Dashner YA trilogy, Fox has announced that it will move forward with a sequel (good news in light of other YA adaptations these days). Wes Ball, who directed the first, will be back alongside star Dylan O’Brien. So far, newcomers will include Aidan Gillen, who plays Game of Thrones character Littlefinger, to play the villain in Scorch Trials.
I just saw The Maze Runner in theatres a couple of weeks ago, and though I didn't love the book, I thought it was a decent adaptation. I was particularly impressed with the acting across the board, and thought the glade and the maze were both pretty impressive sets. I was still a little annoyed with the lack of answers in the film, but it wasn't as irritating as the book, which only answered the questions I had with even more questions. Still, I enjoyed the film and am glad that this series will continue with its film adaptations!