Production Exclusive – Developments in Movie Adaptation of John Green’s “Paper Towns”

With the adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars just months away from hitting theaters, Fox 2000 Pictures has likely seen that fans want more movies based on Green’s novels. Deadline is reporting that the production company has started development and will be adapting Green’s 2008 novel, Paper Towns.

Fox also seemed to like the team that worked on The Fault in Our Stars movie. It was announced yesterday that screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber will once again be penning the script, and producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen will also be returning. There is currently no director signed on to the project.

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A cover of “Paper Towns” (photo via JohnGreenbooks.com)

John Green will be an executive producer on this project along with Neustadter and Weber. In some other interesting news, actor Nat Wolff, who portrays Isaac in Fault, has been cast as Quentin.

Paper Towns follows Quentin, a young man who shares a strange connection with his neighbour Margo. As kids, they found a man who committed suicide in a local park. Margo ends up distancing herself from Quentin. until one night when she drags him out on a crazy adventure of revenge. The next morning she has vanished and Quentin takes it upon himself to search for her.

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Nat Wolff (photo via IMDb)

Sounds like it is going to be one big reunion on set! What do you think of this news? Are you looking forward to hearing more casting and production news for Paper Towns?

Sources: DeadlineIMDb and JohnGreenbooks.com

Production Exclusive – Sam Mendes to Direct Next “James Bond” Film

It has been exclusively announced that director Sam Mendes will indeed be returning to direct the 24th James Bond film. The next instalment in the popular British film franchise currently does not have an official title. However, it has been confirmed that actor Daniel Craig will also be returning to the franchise as 007.

Sony and MGM must realize that the production team used for Skyfall created a very successful Bond film as screenwriter John Logan will also be returning to write the script.

It is interesting that Mendes has decided to return to the franchise because he publicly stated that he wanted to devote himself to working on the West End stage production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory before moving on to another film project.

Actor Daniel Craig on the set of "Skyfall"
Actor Daniel Craig on the set of “Skyfall”

In a recent statement, Mendes had this to say about returning to the franchise: “I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24. I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a second time.”

The next Bond film is currently set to hit theaters in the UK on October 23, 2015 and on November 6, 2015 in the United States. What do you think of this interesting production news? Are you a fan of the James Bond franchise? Who is your favorite Bond? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Director Sam Mendes working with actress Judi Denchon the set of "Skyfall"
Director Sam Mendes working with actress Judi Dench on the set of “Skyfall”

Source: The Wrap