Noah Oppenheim penning THE MAZE RUNNER for Catherine Hardwicke

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
January 5th, 2011

Talk about a burgeoning career.

After some stints working as Senior Producer on NBC’s Today show and MSNBC’s Hardball, and even co-creating Mad Money with one Jim Cramer, Noah Oppenheim has found himself a name as a screenwriter.

With his screenplay for Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming film, JACKIE, hitting the 2010 Black List, as well as the script for EASY MONEY, the English language remake of the Swedish film SNABBA CASH, the writer has nabbed himself a brand new gig. According to 24 Frames, the writer has been hired by Fox to write the script Catherine Hardwicke’s upcoming film, an adaptation of the James Dashner novel, The Maze Runner.

The film will follow a group of teens who survive a dystopian future by being surrounded by a maze haunted by monsters. Think a mix of CUBE and any run-of-the-mill dystopian future film. Sounds interesting.

Personally, while this doesn’t seem quite like your standard Hardwicke fare, that’s kind of why I’m quite excited to see this thing. It sounds like an interesting premise, and as far as we can tell, Oppenheim is quite a gifted young screenwriter, so hopefully this project can make good on the promise.

What do you think?

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