Some authors don’t enter the mainstream until their novels are made into movies. Such is the case with John Green, who became a household name with The Fault in Our Stars.
Now Green is making his next career move. The author has signed a production contract with Fox 2000 Pictures. He will collaborate with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey from Temple Hill Entertainment to bring several projects to the silver screen.
Bowen and Godfrey produced The Fault in Our Stars as well as the adaptation of Twilight.
“We are elated to expand upon our already extraordinary relationship with John and feel honored to be able to enhance our creative horizons together. He is truly a force of nature and we are proud to be part of his world,” Elizabeth Gabler, Fox 2000 president, said in a statement.
The Fault in Our Stars was in the theatres last year, grossing $304 million.
Paper Towns debuts July 24. Amazon describes the story like this:
“When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night—dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows her. Margo’s always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she’s always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they’re for Q.”
A third novel, Green’s first, Looking for Alaska, is in production at Paramount. Temple Hill will produce it.
Green also is known for the novel An Abundance of Katherines and his online video project, Vlogbrothers.
Green was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2014.
He has won numerous awards and was twice a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize.
Have you ever read novels after they were made into movies? Will you be going to see Paper Towns or Looking for Alaska?