Maze Runner: The Death Cure (also known simply as The Death Cure) is an upcoming American dystopian science-fiction action thriller film directed by Wes Ball, based on The Death Cure, the final book in The Maze Runner trilogy, written by James Dashner, with a screenplay by T.S. Nowlin. It is the sequel to the 2015 film Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and it is the third and final installment in the Maze Runner film series.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure was originally set to be released on February 17, 2017 in the United States by 20th Century Fox. On May 27, 2016, 20th Century Fox rescheduled the film for January 12, 2018, allowing time for Dylan O’Brien to fully recover from his injuries sustained on-set.
In the conclusion to the Maze Runner trilogy, Thomas and the surviving Gladers prepare to face off against WCKD one last time as they fight to find a cure for the deadly disease known as The Flare that has wiped out most of the world. Friendships and loyalties will be tested and the fight against WCKD will also determine who will survive in the end.