Fox to Take On John Green's Turtles All the Way Down

Henrietta Strickland
December 7, 2017

"For the last two months, we've been talking about it: is there a way to tell this story visually without relying on the old tropes that are usually associated with portrayals of OCD?" asks Green, who lives with obsessive compulsive disorder himself, and who has opened up about his experiences via his channel.

Fans still holding out hope for a Looking for Alaska movie will remain in wait for a long time - at least, until Paramount decides it wants to get in on the John Green business. Along with her best friend Daisy, Aza attempts to solve the mystery surrounding fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett and collect a $100,000 reward.

Fox is set to turn John Green's novel "Turtles All the Way Down" into a feature film, according to Variety. The studio previously adapted Green's The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns.

Watch Green's announcement video above.

"It doesn't mean there will definitely be a movie, but it means that there might be one", he explained.

He also joked to viewers that they could now flood him with casting suggestions for the movie. The New York Times called it "a wrenching and revelatory novel", while The Guardian dubbed the book "a new modern classic".

Temple Hill, which oversaw "Fault", is producing the film, with the company's Isaac Klausner and Marty Bowen leading the project.

Green first met box-office success with the 2014 movie adaptation of "The Fault in Our Stars", which racked up to $307 million worldwide. "Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts".

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