Although it sounds like a rather different type of movie, Paper Towns will be hoping to follow the success of The Fault in Our Stars, as they’re both adapted from books by John Green. Indeed there’s a sense Hollywood is hoping Green can be a Nicholas Sparks for young adults.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green (“The Fault in Our Stars”), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centring on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbour Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears–leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship–and true love.’
Take a look at the trailer below. The film’s in UK cinemas on 17th August. [Read more…]