Insurgent hasn’t finished production yet but Allegiant Part 1 already has a writer! The Hollywood Reporter reports that Noah Oppenheim will write the screenplay for Allegiant Part 1. If you aren’t familiar with Oppenheim’s work, you are about to as he wrote the screenplay for the very popular YA Film Adaptation of the Maze Runner which hits theaters soon! Check out the official announcement from Hollywood Reporter below:
Noah Oppenheim will adapt Veronica Roth’s third novel in the best-selling series, Allegiant, for the big screen. The book is being split into two films; Oppenheim is currently signed on to write the third film, Allegiant: Part 1.
Shailene Woodley and Theo James star in Summit’s dystopian franchise, which is set in a futuristic Chicago where people are divided into groups based on certain values. Summit already has slated release dates for all three remaining films: Insurgent hits theaters on March 20, 2015; Allegiant: Part 1 follows one year later on March 18, 2016; and Part 2 will hit on March 24, 2017. Because the films are scheduled just one year apart from each other, it makes sense that producers would want to get a writer working on Allegiant while Insurgent is still shooting.
We can’t wait to hear of more Allegiant news! What do you guys think of this writer?