“I may die young, but at least I’ll die smart.”
Sounds familiar eh? Well of course it does. It is after all from the book, “Looking for Alaska”.
Following the success of “The Fault in Our Stars” – a film that grossed $307 million on a budget of just $12 million, author John Green who was initially against the idea of the movie adaption, found himself to be a “hot item” in the movie world. Apart from “The Fault In Our Stars” it was announced early this year that Green’s “Paper Towns” will also be adapted into a movie with the same screenwriters and producers as “The Fault in Our Stars” and will be released on 24th July.
Now, “Looking For Alaska” another one of Green’s novels is being turned into a movie.
“Looking For Alaska” was Green’s first novel, and while a film adaptation has been in the works for a few years, the movie regained momentum this February when “the gang” — Neustadter, Weber, Godfrey, and Bowen — regrouped to work on the Temple Hill Entertainment project. Now it appears as though “Looking for Alaska” has found its director, as Green took to Twitter to share the news.
Oh yes, the film is definitely in the works as his caption reads: “Big announcement! The “Looking for Alaska” movie has its director, the brilliant (@beccalouthomas). IT IS REALLY HAPPENING.
Big announcement! The Looking for Alaska movie has its director, the brilliant Becca Thomas (@beccalouthomas). IT IS REALLY HAPPENING.
— John Green (@johngreen) June 25, 2015
He also added that is he “ecstatic” about the directorial selection and he was confident that “Becca’s the person for the job.”
Rebecca Thomas is an equitably new write and director. She has only produced one feature-length film “Electrick Children” so far, but that doesn’t mean we should doubt her expertise.
“Looking For Alaska” talks about a boy named Miles “Pudge” Halter, who leaves his home in Florida to attend Culver Creek Boarding School and later finds himself in a dangerously fun adventure with his new friend Alaska Young, a gorgeous, hilarious, sexy but emotionally unstable girl.
Now that the film has Becca Thomas to helm, it is time for Green to hunt for potential casts.
Who would you like to see take on the role of Alaska and Pudge? Sound off in the comments box below.