They’re making a movie of Looking for Alaska in 2013!!
No. They’ll just ruin it.
I don’t even think this is good news. Not at all. That book will be absolutely RUINED by Hollywood. It has too many levels.
ok, guys. chill out for a second.
the book will not change. john green’s writing will still be as brilliant and layered as ever. john himself isn’t terribly worried about it, so why should you be? true, a movie adaptation probably won’t carry as much weight as the book. but look at lord of the rings, look at harry potter. there are discrepancies from the books, but they are some of the best-loved films out there. as a more pointed example, i would use casino royale. i read the book, loved it, and watched the movie the next day. there were some differences in the storyline, but the heart of it was true. the characters and the interaction between bond and vesper were perfect. so did it vary? yes, but it was still a great movie.
i’d like to point out to you the last bit of john’s answer, the part where he says he’d be totally excited. come on, guys. alaska has been enough of a success to be made into a movie. WE SHOULD BE FRICKING EXCITED BECAUSE THEY’RE REALIZING HOW AWESOME THIS BOOK IS.
so really, instead of griping about hypothetical differences and ruination, can’t we just be happy for john’s being a smashing success?