Stephenie Meyer’s “The Host” to be a film

By Alexandra Heilbron on September 24, 2009 | 4 Comments

the_hostTwilight author Stephenie Meyer has sold the movie rights to her best-selling sci-fi novel The Host. In the book, a race of aliens known as “Souls” take over the world and insert themselves into humans. In particular, it tells the story of one soul, Wanderer, who’s infused into a young woman’s body, but finds that the soul of the young woman, named Melanie, remains alive inside and interferes, forcing her to look for human survivors. Meyer, who has been heavily involved in the transfer of her Twilight series to film, had turned down several offers to make The Host into a film before meeting with producer Nick Wechsler. “We wanted Stephenie to be involved in the adaptation, and have her endorse and be part of the creative decisions,” Wechsler said. “Twilight has proven she cares more about what works than most.” Andrew Niccol, who wrote and directed Gattaca and scripted The Truman Show, two of Meyer’s favorite sci-fi movies, will write the script and direct.

Comments & Discussion

  1. tributegirl • September 24, 2009 @ 8:03 PM

    I bet Scientologists all over the world will be offended.

  2. holly • September 25, 2009 @ 2:30 PM

    tributegirl – I don’t understand your comment? pls explain.

    Regarding the movie, should be interesting to see how they film it. So much of it is their “mind” conversations. My immediate thought is how they are filming Edward’s voice in Bella’s head, by having her visually hallucinate him. Hmmm?.

  3. tributegirl • September 25, 2009 @ 4:16 PM

    holly, from what I’ve read, scientologists believe that we are actually aliens inside human bodies. My comment was meant to be a joke. Guess it flopped.

  4. sk8tergirl • September 25, 2009 @ 5:10 PM

    I still have to get around to reading the book.

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