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John Green's 'Looking For Alaska' Being Developed as TV Series for Hulu

John Green's 'Looking For Alaska' Being Developed as TV Series for Hulu

Looking for Alaska might actually see the light of day!

After hearing many rumors about a big screen adaptation, like John Green‘s other novels “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Paper Towns”, “Looking for Alaska” has been optioned for an eight-part miniseries on Hulu!

Deadline reports that the project Josh Schwartz, has written the pilot, and will serve as executive producer and showrunner. John will be an executive producer on the project.

“Looking for Alaska” centers on Miles “Pudge” Halter who is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more.

He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young.

She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . After. Nothing is ever the same.

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John Green Says No 'Looking For Alaska' Movie Will Be Made

John Green Says No 'Looking For Alaska' Movie Will Be Made

We may not be getting that Looking For Alaska movie after all…

John Green took to Twitter this morning, addressing the movie based on his best selling book of the same name.

“As this has so many RTs, I guess I should say: No Looking for Alaska movie is forthcoming (to my knowledge anyway),” he wrote. “I have no control over the movie rights to Looking for Alaska. To my knowledge, Paramount (who own the rights) have no plans to make a film.”

This is really a bummer for JJJ, we loved the book and were looking forward to seeing it on the big screen.

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John Green Tweets About 'Looking For Alaska' Movie & It's Not Looking Good

John Green Tweets About 'Looking For Alaska' Movie & It's Not Looking Good

When the movie adaption for John Green‘s “Looking For Alaska” was getting underway last year, JJJ was super excited!

However, it doesn’t look like we’ll be getting that movie anytime soon nor will John be involved in the project at all — and we’re not happy about it, and neither are fans.

“Okay, I have a kind of important announcement. I don’t usually prepare you with pre-announcement tweets, but I think it’s warranted here,” John started out. “Okay. Are you ready? Here is the announcement: I do not cast movies.”

He continued in some now deleted tweets: “In fact, the movie studio that owns the rights to the book in question won’t return my phone calls. They haven’t for months…I don’t think they like me. The feeling is profoundly mutual. So I can’t even get someone to answer the telephone, let alone cast a film.”

In a recent vlog, John expressed interest in buying the rights to the book back from Paramount — but that’s not looking good either.

“At this point I’m not involved in the project in any way,” he said. “I’m not going to lie, it definitely bums me out.”

Mitchell Hope & Charlie Rowe Are Frontrunners For 'Looking For Alaska' Role

Mitchell Hope & Charlie Rowe Are Frontrunners For 'Looking For Alaska' Role

The DescendantsMitchell Hope is already moving on from the royal life he led in the DCOM.

The 20-year-old actor is rumored to be up against Red Band Society‘s Charlie Rowe for the part of Miles in the upcoming adaption of John Green‘s “Looking For Alaska”, according to The Wrap.

“Looking for Alaska” centers on Miles, who is sent to boarding school where he falls for a beautiful and mysterious classmate named Alaska Young.

Immy Waterhouse‘s name is also floating around the project for the role of Alaska.

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John Green's 'Looking for Alaska' Gets a Director!

John Green's 'Looking for Alaska' Gets a Director!

JJJ is pumped to see John Green‘s next book made into a movie!

And great news – Sarah Polley is set to write and direct the upcoming film adaptation of “Looking for Alaska”!

“So excited to announce that the brilliant filmmaker Sarah Polley will be writing and directing a film adaptation of Looking for Alaska,” John tweeted. “I’m a HUGE fan of Sarah‘s movies, and her ideas about Looking for Alaska are really wonderful, and I am SO VERY EXCITED.”

In case you didn’t know, John is the author of “The Fault in Our Stars” and the film adaptation of that book just crossed $100 million at the domestic box office. His huge fan following is sure to help make this movie a success too!

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