February 1, 2012, the movie rights were optioned to Fox 2000/20th Century Fox.
On March 28, 2012, this is what Zap2It posted on their site regarding the next step –
Given the current trends, it’s no surprise that “The Fault in Our Stars” was optioned very early by Fox 2000. The book, about two teenagers who meet at a cancer support group and fall in love while seeking out the author of their favorite book, debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list for Children’s Chapter Books and was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice.
Now, writing partners Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber have signed a deal to adapt the novel, Deadline reports. The film will be produced by Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen — best known for their work on the “Twilight” franchise.
I know, I know! “Best known for their work on the ‘Twilight’ franchise.” Yeah, it sticks out like a sore thumb. But here’s the thing. The books were great, the movies, not so much. Let’s just hope they can give honor to the book by making the movie great as well. The writing duo gives me hope, because they wrote (500) Days of Summer and I thoroughly enjoyed the quirkiness and sentimentality of that film. They also had great actors for the 2 main roles, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Anyway, hopefully the script will be able to convey the emotions, both the funny and sad moments truthfully, without it being bogged down by it’s more serious moments.
John Green also responded to this news:
Green voiced his approval via Twitter, posting, “Awesome writers have signed on to pen The Fault in Our Stars screenplay. I’m psyched.”
Hopefully this book is near the top of Fox’s list of to-be-made films.