John Green’s future film-adaptation “Looking for Alaska” has found its director. Former “Electrick Children” director Rebecca Thomas will be taking-on the highly-anticipated film for Paramount Pictures.
Titled “Looking For Alaska,” this is the latest John Green novel to earn a film-adaptation deal. The announcement comes just as Green’s novel “Paper Towns” is about to hit theaters. That film stars Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff.
It was Green himself that made the big reveal on Twitter, telling his followers, “Big announcement! The Looking for Alaska movie has its director, the brilliant Becca Thomas (@beccalouthomas). IT IS REALLY HAPPENING.”
The adaptation was written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the same amazing duo that wrote the script to one of Green’s most popular adaptations “The Fault in Our Stars.”
Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Mark Waters and Jessica Tuchinsky will produce the film. The story follows the day to day operations of the Culver Creek Boarding School, where Alaska Young and Miles “Pudge” Halter attend. The wildchild young girl is one of the most popular with the boys of the school, and catches the eye of Miles who just can’t keep his distance from the troublemaker.
This film has been a long time in the making, Paramount bought the rights to “Looking for Alaska” back in 2005.
Fox had the rights to “The Fault in Our Stars,” which was an amazing success at the box-office, earning more than $300 million worldwide.
“Paper Towns” is set to hit theaters on July 24.