The Maze Runner: The Death Cure Trailer Upcoming Hollywood Movies. Maze Runner: 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 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, but the studio rescheduled the film for February 9, 2018 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D, allowing time for Dylan O’Brien to fully recover from his injuries sustained on-set.