For the world of television, this week was quite interesting. The second season of True Detective is shaping up with Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, and what appears to be Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch, while Hulu snagged the rights to develop a mini-series based on Stephen King’s exceptional novel, 11/22/63. For film, however, the week was sort of a mixed bag with various highlights, albeit most quite odd. (Looking at you, Mr. Soderbergh.) Regardless of the nutbar stories, one of our favorite visionaries returned and a cult comic hero finally gets his day.
10. John Green gets more movies
[Source: The A.V. Club]
In the wake of The Fault In Our Stars, John Green’s YA novel-turned-movie, Universal Studios has just purchased the rights to another of Green’s works, Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances.
Well, with the smash success of this summer’s The Fault in Our Stars behind us, it was probably inevitable that John Green is about to become the latest popular author to see his works flooding movie theaters in the next few years. Since the trend with YA novels in recent years has been one of picking up the most franchise-able options, Green is at least helping to buck it by avoiding the franchise model in favor of meatier fare. Whether you care for Green’s heaping dollops of sarcastic proselytizing about teenagers who’re too smart to actually just have emotions without a running commentary about their emotions or not, embrace the John Green boom. It’s probably going to be here for a while. –Dominick Suzanne-Mayer