I just stumbled upon an awesome interview with John Green at The Atlantic Wire (titled: How John Green Wrote a Cancer Book but Not a ‘Bullshit Cancer Book’). He discusses what went into writing The Fault in Our Stars, the vast readership and fandom for the book among different age groups, writing for teens versus adults, and THE TFIOS MOVIE (dun dun DUNNNN!!!)
And for any of you who are worried about the movie adaptation being a travesty (myself included), this should put your mind at ease:
I saw that there is a movie version in the works. I’d like to know your thoughts on it, whether you’ve been involved in any of the early stages …
Yeah, I’m involved. They’ve shared every draft of the script with me — the script is amazing, so I don’t have a ton to say about it. I mean, I have a ton to say about it, but … They’ve certainly listened to everything that I’ve said really closely. I feel like I’ve gotten to know the screenwriters quite well. And I’m really, really, really a huge fan of the director… I think he’s brilliant. I think he understands the book in a really profound way. I think he’s really committed to the stories, and that’s a special and rare thing out there in Hollywood.
So, let’s all take a collective sigh of relief (breath in…. and out) and then hop on over to The Atlantic Wire take a look at the full interview!