The film Maze Runner: The Death Cure is set to receive a graphic novel prelude courtesy of Boom! Studios.
The news was announced by ScreenRant on Friday, where the graphic novel's cover was also unveiled ahead of release. The adaption will serve as a prelude to the upcoming film, which will mark the third and final entry in the Maze Runner trilogy, which stars Teen Wolf actor Dylan O’Brien. While the film will hit theaters in 2018, the prelude comic will officially hit shelves this fall, with the book set to launch in comic book shops first. The graphic novel will be available in comics shops beginning on Nov. 1, and then a week later in bookstores.
The graphic novel will be written by Eric Carrasco (the CW's Supergirl) and features artwork from Kendall Goode. The prelude will run 96 pages and retail for $14.99 upon release.
Here's a full synopsis for Maze Runner: The Death Cure Official Graphic Novel Prelude:
They used to live and die by the Maze—a seemingly endless labyrinth of deathtraps that kept the Gladers prisoner and in fear. But the day Thomas arrived, he motivated them all to push back…and escape.But what they discovered was far worse than any maze—a world scorched by disease and controlled by the oppressive organization, Wicked. Thomas, aided by a band of rebels, now readies to take the fight right to Wicked’s doorstep in the hope of finding a cure for the plague that’s ravaging mankind.The events in this all-new, authorized graphic novel take place between 20th Century Fox’s second Maze Runner film, The Scorch Trials, and the upcoming third film, The Death Cure.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure was originally set to hit theaters earlier this year. However, following an accident involving O'Brien, Fox pushed the film to 2018 to allow him to recuperate before production resumed.
Based on the best-selling book by James Dashner, Maze Runner: The Death Cure stars O'Brien as Thomas, Kaya Scodelario as Teresa, Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Newt, Walton Goggins as Lawrence and Giancarlo Esposito as Jorge. The film was directed by Wes Ball from a screenplay by T.S. Nowlin and is set to hit theaters on Jan. 12, 2018.