Nerd fighters rejoice! Another John Green movie! Well another of his books made into a movie. I have not seen The Fault in Our Stars yet. I also have not read this book – Paper Towns that is. But maybe I will. Maybe because… I haven’t been reading lately… and two, I’m not much of a contemporary reader, and three, John Green’s style takes me a bit for me to get invested in.
Well let’s get started…
Anticipated Release Date: July 24th, 2015
Movie Poster: (Okay it’s not really the poster, but the poster looks like this but in vertical format… I just can’t find a good quality large sized one.)
The Leads: (Pictures of actors were pulled from a basic Google search.)
Hit or Miss: This book to movie will probably primarily be driven by the Nerd Fighter group. Fans of John Green will probably flock to this movie. Though it probably won’t be as popular as The Fault in Our Stars, I think it may do decently well. I think it was a good thing that Fault was released before this one. It would create momentum for the mass public to get better acquainted with John Green’s work and thus maybe illicit a stronger need to go see this movie. Blockbuster? Probably not. Cult classic? Maybe. Does well? I would think so… by doing well, I mean making back the money to cover the costs to make this movie (which had not been made public yet as its still in Post-Production). So to be clear though… Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars are not related. They are not sequels/prequels. They are completely different things. Like Star Wars to Star Trek.
The Book: Paper Towns by John Green
Book Release Date: October 1st 2008
Summary: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew…