Electrick Children director Rebecca Thomas will direct the movie adaptation of Looking for Alaska
UPDATE: Rebecca Thomas has been confirmed as director! Here’s what John Green said about her in a recent blog:
But I find myself now actually excited about the movie … Becca gets Alaska–she wrote me this letter that just made it clear to me that she gets it way deep down, and if you’ve seen her movie Electrick Children you’ll know she has a really cool visual imagination. I am not by nature optimistic, but I think it could be a really great movie. So yay for Becca!!!
We have a script, and now we need a director, and this is where Rebecca Thomas comes into play. Paramount has reached out to newcomer Rebecca Thomas to direct the third John Green novel that will be adapted for the big screen, Looking for Alaska.
Paramount Pictures is negotiating with Rebecca Thomas to direct Looking For Alaska, an adaptation of the John Green novel that has been adapted by The Fault in Our Stars scribes Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber for Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen, who are producing with Mark Waters and Jessica Tuchinsky. The protagonist of the novel is Miles “Pudge” Halter, who leaves his boring life behind, heads off to the Culver Creek Boarding School, and finds adventure and some danger because of his new friend Alaska Young, a gorgeous, funny, sexy and self destructive catalyst for a life change in a daring new direction.
Rebecca has two short films and one feature film under her belt. But that doesn’t really mean anything bad for the movie, as both The Fault in Our Stars was a major success with a fairly new director, and Paper Towns, directed by another newcomer Jake Schreier, seems to be heading in the same direction.