In a bit of an understatement, the Hollywood trade Deadline notes “[John] Green’s young-adult allure has made him as bankable an author as there is right now.”
Just last week it was announced that a film adaptation of a collection of three linked short stories, one of them by Green, Let It Snow (Penguin/Speak, pbk original, 2008), will be released on Dec. 9, 2016.
Another Green title has just taken a step closer to the screen. Director Rebecca Thomas is in talks for Looking For Alaska.
And, of course, Paper Towns, starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne is set to open in less than a month, on July 24.
So, what about his other books?
On his web site, Green says that An Abundance of Katherines, has been optioned, but is “a long way off.”
That leaves just Will Grayson, Will Grayson, which he wrote with David Leviathan. It hasn’t been optioned, says Green, because,”To quote a real live movie producer who really said this about Will Grayson, Will Grayson, ‘The only thing Hollywood hates more than smart teenagers is smart, gay teenagers’ I hope Hollywood will prove this movie producer wrong someday.”
Green has helped Hollywood get over that first objection. He may conquer the second as well.