The John Green adaptation craze that began with last summer’s The Fault in Our Stars and continues next month with Paper Towns has been prolonged, now that Universal has set its take on his short story collection Let It Snow for December 9, 2016.
Green contributed a story to the three-story collection, which also included work by 13 Little Blue Envelopes author Maureen Johnson and ttyl writer Lauren Myracle. Pitch Perfect scribe Kay Cannon is penning the script for the adaptation, which will weave together three unexpected romances that unfold on one Christmas Eve, Love Actually style.
Currently, Let It Snow has the December weekend to itself, but its legs at the box office may be threatened by Star Wars: Rogue One opening the next week. Of course, the holiday crowd coupled with Green’s ardent fanbase should ensure Let It Snow a pretty high opening.
A long-time favorite of the young-adult crowd, Green saw his popularity sky-rocket in 2012 after the breakthrough success of The Fault in Our Stars, which was a bestseller and yielded a high-grossing film adaptation with Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in the lead roles. The author’s other novels, all critically acclaimed, include Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, Will Grayson Will Grayson and An Abundance of Katherines. Film adaptations of all but Will Grayson are in various stages of development.
Green is also well-known for his YouTube projects, which include an on-going channel called VlogBrothers with his real-life brother Hank Green.
Here’s the official book synopsis for Let It Snow:
Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.