T.S. Nowlin

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T.S. Nowlin
Years active2014-present

T.S. Nowlin is an American screenwriter best known for writing The Maze Runner.

Early life and career[edit]

Nowlin went to Florida State University.[1]

Nowlin wrote his debut screenplay in 2014 of a science fiction action film The Maze Runner, which was directed by Wes Ball.[1] He also wrote the script of its sequel film Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, released in 2015, and Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the final installment of the trilogy.[1][2]

Nowlin also co-wrote the screenplay and story for the film Pacific Rim: Uprising, with director Steven S. DeKnight.[3]

Future projects[edit]

In 2010, it was reported that Nowlin had written a spec script Columbus about Christopher Columbus, which was bought by Relativity Media with McG attached to direct the film.[4] He also wrote a western thriller spec Wild Guns which he sold to Warner Bros. in April 2011, Gianni Nunnari would produce the film through Hollywood Gang Productions.[5]

In April 2012, it was reported that Universal Pictures had bought the distribution rights to Agent 13, an adaptation of comic book Agent 13: The Midnight Avenger, adapted by Nowlin with Charlize Theron attached to star and Rupert Wyatt to direct.[6] Later in July 2012, 20th Century Fox hired Ball and Nowlin to co-write the script of feature live-action adaptation of Ball's animated short film Ruin, which Ball would also direct.[7] In October 2012, Nowlin's spec script Our Name Is Adam was bought by producer Mary Parent with attaching Tom Cruise to play the lead role.[8] In March 2017, Legendary Entertainment announced that Nowlin, amongst other writers, had joined their writers room to develop the story for Godzilla vs. Kong.[9]


Year Film Credit Notes
2008 Medicine for Melancholy Special thanks As Thomas Scott Nowlin
2014 Never Executive producer
The Maze Runner Screenplay by Co-wrote screenplay with Noah Oppenheim and Grant Pierce Myers
2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Screenplay by, executive producer
Manson Family Vacation Executive producer
2017 Phoenix Forgotten Written by, producer Co-wrote with Justin Barber
2018 Maze Runner: The Death Cure Screenplay by
Pacific Rim: Uprising Written by Co-wrote with Steven S. DeKnight & Emily Carmichael & Kira Snyder


  1. ^ a b c Jr, Mike Fleming (October 10, 2013). "Bullish On 'The Maze Runner', Fox Moves Ahead With 'The Scorch Trials'". Deadline. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Busch, Anita (March 4, 2015). "'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' Sets T.S. Nowlin To Pen". Deadline. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  3. ^ Gallagher, Brian (November 21, 2016). "Pacific Rim 2 First Look at John Boyega On Set". MovieWeb. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  4. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (October 17, 2010). "Space Pioneer Richard Branson Discovers McG's 'Columbus' For First Spec Buy". Deadline. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  5. ^ Weinstein, Joshua L. (April 4, 2011). "Warner Bros. Buys 'Wild Guns' From T.S. Nowlin". TheWrap. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  6. ^ Kit, Borys (April 20, 2012). "Universal Picking Up Charlize Theron Sci-Fi Project 'Agent 13'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  7. ^ Kit, Borys (July 19, 2012). "Fox Negotiating to Pick Up Animated Short Film 'Ruin' for McG-Produced Feature (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  8. ^ Sneider, Jeff (October 17, 2012). "Tom Cruise circling Mary Parent sci-fi project". Variety. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  9. ^ Kit, Borys (March 10, 2017). "'Godzilla vs. Kong' Film Sets Writers Room (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 10, 2017.

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