Even before the most-awaited premiere of “The Fault In Our Stars” on June 6, 2014, another YA novel from John Green is set to be adapted into the big screen: Yep, John Green’s “Paper Towns” film adaptation is in the works!
Deadline broke the news that FOX 2000 has sealed the deal and bought the rights of the novel after completing the adaptation of the novel “The Fault In Our Stars.”
The news came behind the announcement made by MTV News that young stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are tapped to present awards at the MTV Movie Awards on April 13, 2014.
It was also reported that “Paper Towns” adaptation would be a reunion for the entire team who worked on the highly anticipated coming-of-age movie. Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber were tapped again while Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty will return as producers along with the John Green.
Known for his work in several best-selling YA novels, John Green broke the news to his Twitter followers.
— John Project for Awesome Dot Com Green (@johngreen) March 24, 2014
Since his writing debut in 2005 with “Looking for Alaska”, several of his best-selling has been the talk of many film adaptation rumors but so far it was “The Faults” that has been adapted successfully.
“Paper Towns” is not an exception. John Green posted on his official website that rights for the novel was first acquired by another studio. Mandate Pictures, who got its fame from the award-winning film 2009’s Juno), hired him to be the screenwriter but in the end, the movie project was shelved due to creative differences between both sides.
The adaptation will put the spotlight on Nat Wolff, an upcoming young actor who played a supporting role as a friend of Augustus (Ansel Elgort) and Hazel (Shailene Woodley) in the film. He will take on the role of Quentin Jacobsen, the novel’s main protagonist.
Set in Orlando, Florida, the story begins with a teenage boy named Quentin or Q, who shared a traumatic experience with another teen, Margo Roth. The horrific event brought riffs in their friendship and they grew apart until the start of high school. Q thought that their friendship has been repaired when a Ninja-dressed Margo sneaked into his room one night. She asked him if he could help her get “revenge” on several people who did wrong things to her. Until the next day after their “revenge” deed, Margo did not go to school that day and went missing for three day. He learns from her parents that their daughter has a history of running away. Along with his few trusted friends, he took the matter in his own hands and tries to look for Margo with the clues she left him.
Nickelodeon’s The Naked Brothers Band star expressed his happiness on his reunion with “The Faults” team and his first ever starring role on Twitter.
— Nat & Alex Wolff (@natandalex) March 24, 2014
Now that John Green’s “Paper Towns” film adaptation is in the works, surely fans are excited as well to see it on screen.
Check out this book trailer uploaded by Youtube user Emably.