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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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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