Sony Wins Bidding War for Sci-Fi Book ‘Tomorrow and Tomorrow’ (Exclusive)

Noah Oppenheim ("The Maze Runner") will adapt Thomas Sweterlitsch's novel

Sony Pictures has emerged from a competitive situation with the feature film rights to Thomas Sweterlitsch's sci-fi novel "Tomorrow and Tomorrow," which will be adapted by Noah Oppenheim ("The Maze Runner"), according to an individual familiar with the project.

Film 360 will produce with the Mark Gordon Company.

Set 10 years after the destruction of Pittsburgh, "Tomorrow and Tomorrow" follows one survivor who discovers a scandalous cover-up regarding the city's demise as he goes about creating a digital reproduction of the area.

20th Century Fox also bid on the property.

Oppenheim is the former "Today" show producer who adapted James Dashner's bestselling YA novel "The Maze Runner." He wrote "The Secret Life of Houdini" for Summit and was hired to pen a remake of "WarGames" for MGM. His Jackie Kennedy script "Jackie" is also in development at Fox Searchlight. Oppenheim is repped by CAA and Management 360.

Deal was negotiated by Sylvie Rabineau of RWSG Agency.