Fox 2000 will release director Josh Boone’s adaptation of the John Green novel The Fault in Our Stars this June, but the studio is already putting together an adaptation of another John Green book with much of the same team from Fault. Deadline reports that the studio has optioned Green’s 2008 novel Paper Towns, which will be developed as a star vehicle for Fault in Our Stars co-star Nat Wolff (Admission), with Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber returning as screenwriters and Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen back to produce. The story follows a young man who wakes up one night to find his neighbor Margo dressed as a ninja, asking him to help her get revenge on the people who have hurt her. She disappears the next day, but the man subsequently begins to receive clues from her that he must follow.
Buzz is high for Fault and Neustadter and Weber are on a roll as of late, following up (500) Days of Summer with last year’s swell The Spectacular Now. A director for Paper Towns has yet to be set, but the project will be built around Wolff. Hit the jump to read a synopsis for Green’s novel.
Here’s a synopsis for Paper Towns:
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.
Printz Medalist John Green returns with the trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers. [Amazon]