John Green Reveals Why You Won’t See a Looking for Alaska Movie Anytime Soon

John Green, not feeling blue. Photo: Jim Spellman/Getty Images

How do you want your tea this morning? Would you prefer it ... Green? If so, you're in luck, as author John Green is going in about why there has not been a movie version of his YA book Looking for Alaska, thus completing the unofficially Greenlogy of The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns. After a meme of a hypothetical LFA film poster — starring Kaya Scodelario! — began circulating, Green took to Twitter, his fourth-favorite medium, to correct the record. Turns out, there's not going to be a movie anytime soon, since it's currently languishing in development hell. "To my knowledge, Paramount (who own the rights) have no plans to make a film," he writes. "I sold the rights in 2005. Paramount refuses to sell them back to me for any price. You'd have to ask them why."

Still, Green noted, not having a movie version isn't the worst thing in the world, linking to an old Tumblr post where he admitted, "If they made a movie, it might be brilliant, and it would certainly sell a lot of books, but readers would inevitably lose some of the connection they feel to the story." Bit of a Champagne problem, really. Hey, that sounds like the title of a John Green book!