John Green's Looking for Alaska is Headed for the Big Screen 5 years ago

John Green's Looking for Alaska is Headed for the Big Screen

It's the news that John Green fans have been waiting (and waiting) for. 

The Fault in Our Stars author's first young adult novel is finally headed for the big screen.

Looking for Alaska, released in 2005, tells the story of Miles Halter, who leaves his home in Florida to attend a boarding school in Alabama, inspired by François Rabelais’s last words, "I go to seek a Great Perhaps".

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There, he meets Alaska Young, the girl who will change his life forever.

The novel, which won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association, was optioned for film rights by Paramount in 2005, but has been stuck in development wilderness since.

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Author John Green pictured at VidCon in July

However it has now been confirmed by the Michigan Film Office that the adaptation will commence filming in Michigan this autumn.

The news comes in the wake of the huge box office success of The Fault in Our Stars. Another John Green adaptation, Paper Towns, arrives in cinemas this month.