John Green’s Book Turtles All the Way Down is Being Adapted Into a Movie
John Green is back, b*tches. Following the success of the book-to-movie adaptations of the famed YA author’s novels The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns, Fox 2000 decided to work with the man again to bring the world of Turtles All the Way Down to life in film form.
Multiple movie studios bid for the rights to option the book into a film, but Fox ultimately won because the 40-year-old has worked with them in the past and had nothing but good experiences, despite being wary at first.
“I almost didn’t sell the movie rights to my book, The Fault in Our Stars, partly because I’d had some bad experiences in Hollywood, but partly because that book was really close to me,” he said in a YouTube video announcing the news.
“It doesn’t mean there will definitely be a movie, but it means that there might be one,” he explained. “So now’s the time to begin inundating me with casting suggestions.”
John’s book Looking For Alaska was optioned to become a movie, and even got a director back in June 2014, buuuuut we haven’t heard anything since. And, as we know, just because they say a film is coming, doesn’t always mean it actually happens in the end.
Turtles All the Way Down tells the story of a 16-year-old girl named Aza who suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder and tries to solve the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett in hopes of getting a $100,000 reward. Here’s the official summary:
“Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a $100,000 reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.”