Finally, after a couple of months since reports of John Green’s novel Paper Towns being adapted into a film, Nerdfighters and YA-fangirls alike are finally given a release date for the highly-anticipated movie adaptation. Starring Nat Wolff as Quentin (also Isaac in John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars film), with Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber at the helm of its screenplay, the YA-mystery film is set to hit theaters July 31st, 2015.
In Paper Towns, Green explores the same quirkiness in the likeness of his past novels with Quentin “Q”, who is hopelessly in love with Margo Roth Spiegelman. Yes, the Margo Roth Spiegelman. Only, this time, when Q finally does capture Margo’s attention… it’s not in the way he planned. Margo becomes shrouded in mystery when suddenly, after arriving in Quentin’s home in the middle of the night in search of revenge and adventure, she disappears.
Paper Towns, along with other John Green titles, has been dominating the New York Times Bestsellers list for over a year now and shows absolutely no signs of faltering. John Green’s debut novel, Looking for Alaska, is also set to be adapted into a film with Sarah Polley (Away from Her, Take This Waltz) set as director. Not only this, but with the super-success of book-to-movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars—it was named the most profitable movie of 2014—it’s not surprising that his other works are finally garnering some potential movie buzz along with it.
However, in disappointing movie news, the film adaptation of Ranson Riggs’s immensely popular, eerie book series Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been pushed back to a March 2016 release. The film’s delay doesn’t come as much of a surprise, considering no one has been officially casted yet.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children follows a teenage boy who travels to a mysterious island following his grandfather’s death. Full of orphans with extraordinary powers, it is anticipated that the film adaptation will share the source material’s dark, Gothic feel (and considering Tim Burton is at the helm, we most certainly hope he delivers).
‘Peregrine’ and ‘Paper Towns’ will thankfully be joining the vast array of YA book-to-movie adaptations being released in the next few years. Between the Divergent trilogy films and the two-part conclusion to The Hunger Games films, John Green’s book adaptations will be in good company. What book-to-movie adaptation will you be most excited for?