http://www.movieweb.com/movie/the-maze-runner I sense inspiration from ancient Hellas here. The mythological maze isn't unkown to younger readers, as it has been used in Percy Jackson and Philip Caveney's books about Alec Devlin. But Maze Runner is more sci fi than fantasy, and I think the maze is a different thing here. Hardwicke isn't the best of directors for this, though. She directed the worst Twilight film, and she destroyed the Red Riding Hood fairytale.