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Some reasons Stephen Chbosky should direct ‘The Fault in our Stars’

Hypable posted their reasons why the writer and director of “The Perks of Being of Wallflower” should be the director for the upcoming “The Fault In Our Stars” film.

He Understands the Material

Stephen Chbosky wrote realistic teenage fiction so raw and real that it still resonates with today’s youth. While ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ isn’t considered controversial it is definitely weighty material that if not handled correctly will not translate to screen. Chbosky has an ability to understand teenagers and tell their story in away that translates to all ages. ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ was about being a teenager and trying to find your way through life’s most unexpected turns. ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ deals with knowing your life is limited and making the best of it while still dealing with normal teenage stuff.

He understands how to transition a book to film successfully

Stephen Chbosky is an author, screen writer and director. He understands all facets of taking a novel and making it come alive on screen. As reader’s we all know that not every book adapted into a film is a good choice (‘Eragon’ anyone?) but in the hands of the right person an adaptation can capture the essence of the book and take the movie to the next level.

Just for reference, here is the tweet about his meeting Neustradter. Again there is nothing there to indicate he is looking to direct the film but it would be an amazing combination.

‘The Fault in our Stars’ is a book that is beloved by teenagers and adults. John Green’s writing is realistic and dares to address issues that most would either shy away from or make sound far too much like a Nicholas Sparks novel. Stephen Chbosky would handle this project with care and be able to keep the realism and witty humor balance to the story.

So, do you agree?  There’s no doubt that he did an obviously true-to-the-book movie, but do you think he can do just as superbly with someone else’s material?

To read the full article, go to Hypable.

By Nat, the Geek Girl

Southern California native who likes movies, books (Shadowhunter Chronicles, NA, YA fantasy, Red Rising series), TV shows (The Sandman), and San Diego Comic-Con. I also like to write, but don't get to do much of that aside from on here. I fell into the BTS rabbit hole, and I refuse to leave.