John Green Dodges Questions About Looking for Alaska Movie Replacement
The Fault in Our Stars will go down as one of the most romantic YA movies of all time, Paper Towns is one of the most highly-anticipated films of the summer, so you can only guess how eager fans of John Green are to learn more about the upcoming book-to-flick adaptation of Looking for Alaska, especially since those same fanatics have been dreamcasting it for months. So when the author tweeted the following, he had to know his dedicated readers would go NUTS:
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
And they definitely went nuts… only for different reasons than you might think:
@johngreen what happened to Sarah Polley directing it??
— Casper Supertramp (@casperspookshow) June 25, 2015
@johngreen wait, back up, wasn't Sarah Polley directing. What happened to that?
— Gaby Morera (@gabymulberry) June 25, 2015
— gabby / bookworm ♡ (@HungryFourBooks) June 25, 2015
It’s the same question over and over: Before Becca Thomas was chosen to direct the film, wasn’t Sarah Polley tapped to be at the helm? And the answer is YES. In fact, one year ago, she was even scheduled to write it, too!
So excited to announce that the brilliant filmmaker Sarah Polley will be writing and directing a film adaptation of Looking for Alaska.
— John Green (@johngreen) June 26, 2014
In John Green’s recent Reddit AMA, he said, “I’m really excited that Becca will be directing this film. And with [Michael H.] Weber and [Scott] Neustadter writing the script (they also wrote TFiOS and Paper Towns) and the same producers coming on board, I think there’s an excellent chance it will be a really great movie.”
Unfortunately, he’s managed to dodge questions about the mysterious replacement of Sarah Polley. Fans have been asking him across multiple platforms, but there’s been no information on the topic. It could be that he’s legally not allowed to say, doesn’t know the answer or simply does not want to get involved in a debate. Still, though, we’re dying to know!