Catherine Hardwicke is in talks with 20th Century Fox to helm The Maze Runner, an adaptation of the James Dashner young adult novel. Thomas is a teenager who one day finds himself trapped in an enclosed environment along with 60 others. The only hope of escape is a maze that the boys can’t crack–until the first girl shows up with a message that could unlock the puzzle. Ellen Goldsmith Vein is producing.

Hardwicke, who directed the original Twilight, recently wrapped Red Riding Hood for Warner Bros.