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Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber are staying in the John Green Adaptation Business

scott-neustadter-michael-weberHot off of the exciting news that Richard Linklater would be directing one of their adaptations, we’ve got more scripts coming from the talented fingers of Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Reports have them signing on write the adaptation of a third John Green novel (following last year’s smash hit The Fault in Our Stars and later this year’s Paper Towns), this one being Looking for Alaska. Originally, Sarah Polley was attached to write and direct, but it seems like she’s just going to be directing, if she stays involved at all. It’s apparently one of Green’s very best works, so if Neustadter and Weber are this inspired by him, then all the better. Personally, the potential pairing of those two with Polley has me incredibly excited, as it could really turn into a viable awards player. Neustadter and Weber are way overdue for their first Academy Award nominations, so count me in for them hopefully in the Oscar race again. They came close with (500) Days of Summer, so their time will eventually come. Below you can see the synapsis of Looking for Alaska, but stay tuned for more on this one. When we have it, we’ll undoubtedly be bringing it to you, and fingers crossed that Polley remains aboard…

Here’s the plot synopsis:

Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . .

After. Nothing is ever the same.

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Written by Joey Magidson

When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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