This Turtles All the Way Down adaptation has a lot of people following it’s every move. While the John Green mania has toned down some, there is still a lot of people excited to see more of his stories brought to life on screen. His books meant a lot to their Young Adult readers and when books are part of your own coming of age experience, the love and meaning doesn’t go away.
This book is, as of 2022, the last fiction novel John Green has released. And while he’s still easy to find all over the internet, a lot of his fans can’t wait to go back revisit the stories he first became known for. Many of those books and stories have already been adapted.
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This page was updated: 7/30/23
About The Book:
Aza Holmes. It’s not easy being Aza, but she’s trying… trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, and a good student, all while navigating an endless barrage of invasive, obsessive thoughts that she cannot control. Aza never intended to pursue the disappearance of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Pickett’s son Davis. When she reconnects with Davis, her childhood crush, Aza is confronted with fundamental questions about her potential for love, happiness, friendship, and hope in the face of her mental illness
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Current Production Status:
Post-production as of June 2022.
Turtles All the Way Down Adaptation Timeline:
First announced at VidCon 2017, the book was released in October of that year. The movie rights were optioned by Fox 2000 Pictures shortly after release. The screenwriters were announced a few months later in Spring 2018 and then the project was given a director the next year in early 2019.
Production was then delayed as the studio was acquired by Disney and ultimately ended up getting moved to New Line Cinema with HBO Max attached to distribute. After more delays because of the Covid pandemic it was finally announced in March 2022 that Isabela Merced had been cast in the lead role. The next month more casting was announced and filming began. Production and filming wrapped in June 2022.
Who Owns The Rights:
New Line Cinema and Temple Hill Entertainment are producing. HBO Max has the world-wide distribution rights.
Who Is Attached:
Cast: Isabela Merced, Cree Cicchino, Felix Mallard, Judy Reyes, Maliq Johnson, J. Smith-Cameron, Poorna Jagannathan
Hannah Marks is directing and has a small role.
The movie was filmed in various locations around Cincinnati, Ohio.
After wrapping filming in June 2022, a 2023 release is likely.
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Other Adaptations From This Author:
The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Paper Towns (2015) were made into movies that were released in theaters. Looking for Alaska (2019) was made into a miniseries for Hulu.
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Turtles All the Way Down Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far
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