After The Fault in Our Stars - an adaptation of John Green's book of the same name about a teenage cancer patient who finds love - grossed nearly $300 million dollars worldwide this summer, it seems the schmaltz is here to stay.
Robot & Frank director Jake Schreier has been called into direct a version of Green's book Paper Towns, which has no direct link to Fault but sounds like it has heart-string-tugging potential. Here's the author's synopsis:
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life–dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge–he follows.
Things get complicated when Margo vanishes, and Quentin must follow the clues she left behind to track her down.
Thank god there's ninjas, is all I'm saying.
Paper Towns will be written by the same team behind TFIOS, Green's official Twitter account reports. Nat Wolff, who played Isaac in the first film, will return as Quentin, or 'Q'.
There's no word on when we can expect to see Paper Towns hitting our screens yet, but after TFIOS became a runaway summer blockbuster, I expect they'll be seeking a similar slot.
(Source: The Guardian)