Texan director Catherine Hardwicke is going to have to tread very carefully over the coming years before she gets pigeon-holed into the go-to gal for 'teen' fantasy flicks. Already notching up 'Twilight' and the upcoming 'Red Riding Hood', with Amanda Seyfried (below), Hardwicke is currently in negotiations to take on the feature adaption of James Dashner's 'The Maze Runner'. The first book in the popular sci-fi trilogy from Dashner could mark a new project for Hardwicke although she has quite the upcoming schedule of work including a fresh version of 'Hamlet' starring Emile Hirsch.
"'The Maze Runner' follows a boy named Thomas who wakes up in a strange place called the Glade with no memory aside from his first name. The Glade is an enclosed structure populated by other boys and is surrounded by tall, stone walls that protect them from monsters called Grievers that live in the Maze, which surrounds the walls around the Glade."
'Red Riding Hood' star Amanda Seyfried