Wes Ball to direct The Maze Runner movie

After previously considering Catherine Hardwicke for the job, Deadline reports that 20th Century Fox will be handing The Maze Runner director job over to Wes Ball instead!

Wes Ball only came onto the directing scene earlier this year when he released his animated short film Ruin, which quickly became an Internet sensation. 20th Century Fox has picked up Ruin for a full-length feature as well as hiring Ball for The Maze Runner:

Though Ball has a background in graphics and animation, The Maze Runner is still going to be a live-action film, to the best of our knowledge.

What do you think of Ball as our new director? Is he a better choice than Catherine Hardwicke?

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