Sarah Polley to Write and Direct “Looking For Alaska” Adaption
16-year-old Miles Halter, who, after an antiseptic adolescence in Florida, moves to a boarding school in Alabama and learns coming-of-age lessons from his roommate and his beautiful and mysterious best friend, Alaska Young. She enthralls Miles with stories of adventurous and self-destructive behavior — and teaches him to drink, smoke, and plot elaborate pranks against the school’s rich preppies — but despite their adulation for her, they can tell that she is unhappy and perhaps headed for big trouble.
It was reported yesterday that Sarah Polley was in talks to write the script and possibly direct Looking For Alaska a film based on John Green’s debut novel. Then just 12 hours ago John Green actually confirmed it on his twitter.
It would seem that a lot of John Green’s book are now being turned into movies, after the success of The Fault in Our Stars this is now surprise. This film unlike Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Star which are produced by Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen’s company Temple Hill Entertainment will be produced by Mark Waters and Jessica Tuchinsky through their Watermark Pictures banner.