Nerdfighters and YA fiction fans everywhere rejoice as another John Green novel may hit the big screen in the near future.
Thanks to the building excitement over the film adaptation of The Fault In Our Stars, movie studio Fox 2000 has made a deal to turn the vlogger/author’s third novel, Paper Towns, into a film, according to Deadline.
Singer-actor Nat Wolff has reportedly been tapped to play the novel’s central character, Quentin Jacobsen, a teenage boy who falls in love with his neighbour, the free-spirited Margo Roth Spiegelman, as he helps her seek out revenge on those who wronged her before she runs away and leaving it up to him to find her. Wolff stars in the upcoming TFioS movie as the mutual friend of star-crossed lovers Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort).
In addition to Wolff, many of the producers and screenwriters from TFioS are also set to join the Paper Towns production.
This isn’t the first time Paper Towns was on its way to being turned into a movie. It was originally picked up in 2008 but was left behind due to creative differences. Green’s other popular novel, Looking for Alaska, met the same fate after it was picked up by Paramount in 2005 with The O.C.’s Josh Schwartz set to direct and pen the screenplay. For those curious enough, Schwartz did finish the screenplay which is still floating around on the Internet (if you know where to look).
A release date for Paper Towns has yet to be set.