If you’ve seen The Maze Runner film, you would know that it quite good. It was way better than I expected, and I actually enjoyed it. The sequel is called Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, and thanks to EW we have our first look at the film in three photos that they’ve released. The creative team who are developing the film had a few things to say about it in an interview.

Producer Wyck Godfrey talks about how the second film will be different from the first:

“The first movie was the mystery of ‘Where are we and what is this place? And can we get out?’ But the second movie is about the repercussions of getting out and the discovery of what the world is actually like.”

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Director Wes Ball discussed the new world that the characters have found themselves in:

“It has transformed the world into a desert with sand dunes that crawl and are swallowing the ruins of a lost world.”

While they are on their journey, they are attacked by infected humans known as Cranks. Think 28 Days/Weeks Later. Ball went on to explain:

“We don’t want to call them zombies, but they fit into that category,” Ball says. “They’re not undead, but they are rage-filled.”

The movie stars Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson, Rosa Salazar, Aidan Gillen, and Giancarlo Esposito. The sequel is based on James Dashner’s novel, which is described as follows:

Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch. There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die. The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off. There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive.

The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials will hit theaters on September 18th, 2015.

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