Rebecca Thomas to Direct the Looking For Alaska Movie

By Maryann Yin Comment

Looking For Alaska 10th AnniversaryParamount Pictures has chosen Rebecca Thomas to serve as the director of the Looking For Alaska adaptation. According to The Hollywood ReporterScott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the screenwriting duo behind The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns films, will return to write the script for this project.

John Green, the author behind this popular young adult novel, confirmed the news about Thomas’ hiring with an announcement on his social media pages. Recently, he wrote a blog post detailing the complicated relationship he has with the idea of a Looking For Alaska movie because “the story is so personal and I know it’s also an important story to lots of readers.”

Here’s more from Deadline.com: “The protagonist of the novel is Miles ‘Pudge’ Halter, who leaves his boring life behind, heads off to the Culver Creek Boarding School, and finds adventure and some danger because of his new friend Alaska Young, a gorgeous, funny, sexy and self-destructive catalyst for a life change in a daring new direction. After the outsized gross of The Fault In Our Stars and the buzz on the upcoming Nat WolffCara Delevingne-starrer Paper Towns, Green’s young-adult allure has made him as bankable an author as there is right now.” (via Variety.com)