John Green recently talked with a local news station in Indianapolis about the future of The Fault in Our Stars as a movie.
The Fault in Our Stars was optioned by Fox 2000 shortly after its release earlier this year and is being produced by Wyck Godfrey, known to most as the producer of Twilight. The Fault in Our Stars is a story that is close to Green’s heart. It focuses on Hazel and Augustus, two cancer patients attending the same support group. While cancer is a topic of the book, the book is so much more and received critical acclaim upon its release.
When discussing the possibility of The Fault in Our Stars becoming a movie with WISHTV, Green said, “One of the benefits of having a book sell pretty well is that they suddenly get extremely motivated out there in Hollywood, so hopefully that will continue to develop quickly, but it will at least be another year.” Writing partners Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have been working on the screenplay with a first draft complete. You may recognize them as the writing team behind 500 Days of Summer.
While Green isn’t writing novels, he and his brother Hank are busy with with their Vlog Brothers channel on youtube, their DFTBA record label and of course they teach AP Biology and History on the internet. All of these adventures are used to help nerd culture and encourage nerdfighters everywhere to be get involved.
One of Green’s non-profit businesses is working with KIVA, which uses micro-financing to lend money to entrepreneurs in the developing world. Thus far, Green’s community is one of the largest lending banks with 1.3 million dollars.