Did you love the movie The Fault in Our Stars based on John Green's book? Filmmakers are hoping the success of that movie will bring you out to see the adaptation of Green's Paper Towns, now shooting in North Carolina. Nat Wolff — he bonded with Green on the set of TFIOS when he played Augustus best friend Isaac — takes on the starring role of Quentin, an ordinary guy in search of an extraordinary girl. Cara Delivingne is the girl, Margo Roth Spiegelman.
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The director is pretty much a newbie, Jake Schrier, whose solitary feature film credit Robot & Frank must be pretty impressive to get the John Green followup. If his career track is like Josh Boone's, the director of TFIOS, the best is yet to come for him. Boone has spring-boarded his success with a plum job, the making Stephen King's Lisey's Story and the even bigger plum of making The Stand. Especially with the recent announcement that Warner Bros wants Boone to break the mammoth book up into four parts! And they don't mean a four part mini-series, it's going to be four feature films, a trend Peter Jackson started with his The Hobbit trilogy.
Back to the matter at hand, Paper Towns. Hate to be a curmudgeon but to my knowledge Paper Towns doesn't have the die-hard, devoted following that TFIOS had; while I think Wolff is a fantastic, fresh new face, the filmmakers might find they needed bigger names to bring in the audience. But maybe not. It's scheduled to come out this June, right at the start of summer when YA movie goers are more disposed to go out and catch a flick. And YA adaptation screenplay writers extraordinaire, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (500 Days of Summer, TFIOS, The Spectacular Now) wrote the script which makes imagining the advertising pretty easy ...
FROM THE WRITERS OF THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.
With Paper Towns in production I'm hoping the writing duo can get back to work on scripts for Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple and Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Seriously, they must have completed scripts for these projects long ago. The news about Where'd You Go Bernadette came out in 2013 but is still listed as being In Development. Me Before You is scheduled to come out on August 21, 2015 with with Sam Clafin and Emilia Clarke attached.
And now for my Slacker Sunday video the always energetic John Green from the set of Paper Towns.