Stephenie Meyer’s The Host Will Be Adapted

By Tim Gomez 2009-09-22 22:18:12discussion comments
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Stephenie Meyer is well on her way to becoming just as filthy rich as J.K. Rowling. Besides having written the four most popular young adult novels on the market right now, she’s got the second film adaptation, The Twilight Sage: New Moon, of said novels coming out this Fall as well as thousands of products based on her characters being sold at your neighborhood Hot Topic. And as if that weren’t enough, she wrote an adult novel too (not as dirty as it sounds).

Now according to Variety, that novel (The Host) will be adapted into a movie by none other than one of most underrated Sci-Fi filmmakers living right now, Andrew Niccol (writer/director of Gattaca). The book is about an alien race called ‘souls’ that takes over Earth by inhabiting the bodies of humans (ahem, hosts). One of these ‘souls’ has trouble taking over her host and things happen, I imagine. While I haven’t read the book, I assume love makes its way in there somehow.

The producers who got hold of the rights to book did so with their own money and really seem to be confident in the work (or just really stoked about making some sweet cash). The bad news is that Meyer is typically very involved in the making of the adaptations of her novels. And while that’s cool when it comes to her little Twilight movies, I really hope she lets Niccol do what he’s good at with this flick. If she does, it may be great. If she doesn’t, it just may be Twilight for adults (and not the cool version you may be imagining right now).
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