Second John Green Adaptation Headed for Theatres

Second John Green Adaptation Headed for Theatres

It looks like John Green isn't wasting too much time between film adaptations of his beloved YA novels. Following hot on the heels of the pretty wonderful looking trailer for The Fault in Our Stars, an adaptation of Green's 2005 novel Paper Towns is being fast-tracked into production by Fox 2000, according to Deadline Hollywood.

The novel centers around two characters, Quentin and Margo, as they become friends after discovering a dead body together. The book later turns into a sort of loose mystery, with one of the characters going missing while the other has to seek out a series of perplexing clues.

The film, written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who also wrote the screenplay for The Fault in Our Stars, will hopefully inject some much-needed grittiness and mystery to the glutted YA film market, which has so far been dominated by fantasy and light sci-fi films. If Paper Towns ends up only half as good as The Fault in Our Stars appears, we may have a worthwhile film on our hands.

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SammyB's picture
SammyB from Las Vegas is reading currently too many to list March 28, 2014 - 10:23am

This makes me both happy and sad. As a fan, I am excited to see this book come to life. It has always been one of my favorite John Green novels.

On the other hand, I teach this book at the end of the school year because the kids have checked out, and it is virtually impossible to get them to read any of the classics by that point. It will probably be PG-13, which my district has deemed "inappropriate" even with parent consent. And I teach kids who are 16-18 years old. So, I will have to listen to the kids whine and complain that they don't get to watch the film, or (my personal favorite) they will complain that we should "skip the book and just watch the movie" like they've done with Gatsby, Cuckoo's Nest, and The Road.

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