It was only five years ago that John Green was all the rage — his brand of angsty sincerity shown in films like The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns got the author crowned the king of tumblr. But five years can be an eon in today’s internet culture, and Looking for Alaska feels like it comes a little too late.
But Hulu’s TV series adaptation of the 2005 novel certainly screams “John Green”: There’s the wild, enigmatic girl who becomes a source of fascination for our nondescript protagonist, a group of lovesick friends coming of age, and your requisite cigarette as a fashion accessory. It’s all present in the Looking for Alaska trailer, which you can watch below.
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The Turtles All the Way Down movie has found its director. Hannah Marks will helm the John Green adaptation, making the 25-year-old one of the youngest female studio directors in movie history. The Turtles All the Way Down story centers on a 16-year-old-girl with OCD tracking the mystery of a fugitive billionaire. This is the third of Green’s books to get a feature adaptation, following The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns.
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Posted on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Fault in Our Stars author John Green is back this summer with Paper Towns, a somewhat lighter tale of teen romance. Nat Wolff plays Quentin, an ordinary kid who carries a torch for his beautiful and mysterious next-door neighbor Margo, played by Cara Delevingne. But they haven’t much spoken since childhood, so he’s shocked when one night, she beckons him out on an adventure.
Then, things take a turn for the even weirder next morning when she vanishes, leaving a trail of clues for Quentin and his friends to follow. Watch the Paper Towns trailer after the jump. Read More »
It’s good to be Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. The screenwriters behind 500 Days of Summer and The Spectacular Now had their biggest hit yet in 2014 by adapting John Green‘s hit novel, The Fault In Our Stars. They followed that up with another of Green’s books, Paper Towns, which hits theaters this summer. Now the band is getting back together one more time. Neustadter and Weber have signed to adapt Looking for Alaska, Green’s debut novel, the rights to which Paramount has owned since 2005.
Sarah Polley was once attached to direct, but that no longer seems to be the case. Read more about the Looking for Alaska movie below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 by Angie Han
If you’re one of the millions who plunked down $15 earlier this month for the privilege of ugly-crying in public, here’s some good news for you. Sarah Polley has just been attached to write and direct Looking for Alaska, based on the debut novel by The Fault in Our Stars author John Green. Hit the jump for plot details and more.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 by Angie Han
Last year, screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber brought us The Spectacular Now, a smart, tender YA adaptation about first love. This year, they’re mining similar territory with The Fault in Our Stars, based on John Green‘s bestselling novel. They even have Shailene Woodley starring once again.
This time, she plays Hazel Grace Lancaster, who falls for fellow cancer patient Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort) after meeting him in a support group for sick teens. Josh Boone directs, with Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, and Mike Birbiglia in supporting roles. Watch the first trailer after the jump.
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