I am so, so excited that Robot and Frank director Jake Schreier will be directing the Paper Towns film.
Jake is a brilliant director. He also really loves and cares about the book and its audience. (Before he got the job, he traveled to Orlando and tracked down all the real-life versions of the locations in the book just because he wanted to see the world through Q’s eyes as much as possible.)
With Jake, a great script written by the screenwriters of TFIOS, the same producers and studio, and the inimitable Nat Wolff playing Q, I’m really excited for the movie. GAH IT IS REALLY GOING TO HAPPEN YAY.
Hopefully we’ll learn more about casting soon. I’ll let you know the moment I hear anything!
This fish is not actually spitting bioluminescent spit…it’s spitting out its bioluminescent food! Some clever scientist has put some bioluminescent ostracods in a tank with some little fish. When agitated, these ostracods (tiny shirmpthings) secrete chemicals that, when combined, emit light.
You’re seeing why right here. Just before the fish spits it out, those light chemicals are filling up the belly of the fish. Now, it isn’t poisonous or anything…but the fish wants NOTHING TO DO WITH IT because the fish has predators too.
So yeah, if you’re a little fish and suddenly you’re FREAKING GLOWING, your lifespan has just gotten a lot shorter.
As soon as the fish realizes that there’s light emanating from its belly, it pukes out the glowing juices (and the little shrimp). You can actually see the ostracod in this gif swimming away down toward the bottom of the tank happy as a clam…or a shrimp.