“The Host” Movie Update

Mar 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Book News, Featured Articles, Movie News

Deadline New York is reporting that screenwriter Andrew Niccol is working on the third draft of “The Host” screenplay, with hopes that the movie will start filming in early 2011!  Click here to read the full article!

Because the producers used their own money, they were not hostage to choosing the flavor of the moment, but rather the right guy. Schwartz said the search went like this: “We asked Stephenie what her favorite science fiction movies were, and one of them was Gattaca,” he sald. “We spent time with Andrew, listened to his vision, introduced Andrew to Stephenie and she responded. There is very good chemistry in this group. Stephenie is a very smart collaborator, and she had an intuitive strong hunch he would be the right guy. Based on the script we’ve seen, we think she was right. We’re thinking this will be shot in early 2011.”

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104 Comments to ““The Host” Movie Update”

  1. Bethlovesvampires says:

    Via http://www.mahalo.com/stephenie-meyers-the-host-movie

    Stephenie Meyer’s novel, The Host, will soon be seen on the big screen. Movie rights for Stephenie Meyer’s novel The Host have been acquired by producers Nick Wechsler, Steve Schwartz, and Paula Mae Schwartz. Andrew Niccol will write the script and direct the movie.http://weblogs.variety.com/bfdealmemo/2009/09/twilights-meyer-tackles-adult-pic-fare-with-niccol.html?ref=ssp6 As of March 2010, Niccol was working on the third draft of the screenplay for The Host. Meyers is collaborating on the project and they expect to start filming in early 2011.http://www.deadline.com/2010/03/twilight-author-stephenie-meyer-gives-fans-novella-makes-progress-on-the-host7

    The Host movie will be the fourth novel by Stephenie Meyer to become a major motion picture. Stephenie Meyer also wrote the hit teen phenomenon, the Twilight series, which consists of four novels and has also been a big hit at the box office.

    The cast for “The Host” movie is still unknown, but there have been rumors swirling around about some cast possibilities. According to The Huffington Post, in April 2010 an online casting agency had opened calls for casting “The Host”.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/27/stephenie-meyers-new-movi_n_553418.html8 Brody Emerson, a 20 year old new actor from Wisconsin is rumored to be playing the part of Jared Howe in the movie.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1517260/fullcredits#cast9 Emerson also has a role in “Conception”, a movie scheduled to be released sometime in 2010.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1619277/10

    The Host Plot Synopsis
    Earth has been invaded by alien creatures called “souls” who use human bodies as hosts. However, sometimes, the host body fights back, as is the case with Melanie Stryder. Melanie fights desperately for control of her mind and body when she is invaded by a soul called “Wanderer”.

    Wanderer can feel Melanie’s emotions and has dreams about Melanie’s life. She sees and feels Melanie’s need to find out what happened to Jared, the man she loves, and to her little brother, Jamie. Wanderer begins to feels what Melanie felt towards Jared and Jamie, and becomes compelled to find them. Wanderer and Melanie become allies when they start being hunted by another soul that has become suspicious of Wanderer. They set out on a journey to find Melanie’s brother Jamie, and the man they both love, Jared.

    Will they find Jared and Jamie alive? Have they been invaded by souls? And if they do find them, will Jared accept Melanie, knowing that she is being possessed by an alien creature? Will he be able to see that Melanie is still alive inside?

    • erika says:

      jared ir jamie melani juos ras gyvus ir sveikus tik jaredas po kiek laiko tik suprato kad melanie gyva,bet klaja irgi isimilejo jared,janas pamilo klaja nors ji tebuvo siela kitaip pasakius mazas kirminelis.

  2. Tragic says:

    i am so super excited to see The Host!!! who will play Melanie/Wanda?

  3. Kris says:

    Ah, this movie will be pretty darn good. I just now got done reading the book for soem reason and I got to say, the book was good. I can only hope the same will be said for the movie. High expectations here :)

  4. James says:

    I read this book a few months ago, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was really great science fiction, with a great dose of romance and suspense. It’s the only book by Stephanie Meyer that I’ve made the time to read. If the Twilight series is as good as this one was, then I’ll read those too. Can’t wait for the movie, and with Andrew Niccol at the helm, I’m sure it’ll be great!

  5. Elisa says:

    I am so excited for this!!! I just finished the book and it was amazing, by far one of the best novels I have read. I absolutley love Stephanie Meyer, I loved the Twilight Series and I liked the movies, but the books always do more justice, I really hope that this movie will be great, and can live up to the novel!!!! I can’t wait till Stephanie decides to write another book :D

  6. Jasmin says:

    I love love love the idea of The Host as a movie.
    But something just struck me: I just read about the movie Skyline (which isn’t out here in Germany yet) and then went straight to Wikipedia to read about the plot because it sounded pretty interesting. Well, anyways, the ending very much reminded me of The Host. Judging from the plot summary, The Host could easily be a sequel to Skyline… Anyone there who has seen the movie and can tell me, if that is true?

  7. valerie19 says:

    i cnt wait fo this movie to come out i personaly think that this book was way better then twilight …. freaking awesome!

  8. laura says:

    I’m looking forward to see this! I just don’t want to see Brody Emerson as Jared. Sophia Bush would be great for melanies role. I hope they won’t screw it up.

  9. kennedy says:

    i love the host and have read it soo manny times i cant wait to see the movie….

  10. Julianne says:

    I think that Nina Dobrev should play Wanda and Kristin Kreuk should play Melanies role. They would be a great pair. Now for the guys that would be tough….I don’t know any young actors that could play Jamie. Now for Jared I think Max Minghella.

    Or Blake Lively could play Wanda…

    There are so many great actors to play many parts. Kyle will be a big one to chose from….

  11. Hannah says:

    If Ian Somerhalder doesn’t play Ian, or if Jensen Ackles doesn’t play Jared, I will be mega-pissed :|

    • Linda says:

      I agree with your comment…Jensen Ackles has to have a part in there as well….I love Ian Somerholder, but I’m afraid his role in VD will over-ride any committment he could make to The Host..I think SN is going out after this season, so Ackles could possibly be available…

  12. Marah says:

    I´m super exited!!! I love the book, it´s my favorite book, I can´t stop reading it… and when the movie comes out I will never stop seeing it !!!!!
    if Ian Somerhalder play Ian I´ll be very happy!!! YEAH!!!!! I can´t wait!!!! The Host, the movie!!!!! :D

  13. Paul says:

    I read the book several months back. I can honestly say that I enjoyed it. I also injoyed reading the Twilight saga. I think sephani meyers is a very talented writer and i hope she writes more books. I cant wait to watch the movie!!!!!

  14. Melanie – Sophia Bush
    Jared – JARED LETO!!!
    Ian – Ian Somerhalder

  15. above, that’s the PERFECT cast and any other is not good enough!!!

  16. sam says:

    ia super exited abaiut the host becoming a movie . i tell you there are pretty high expectations on this movie and i realy hope that andrew isthe right choice for this movie to direct it

  17. nena says:

    i’ve read the book a thausend times and i am goinig to read it a thaousend more this book is my favorite and of course ian Somerhalder should play ian .
    i can;t wait for the movie

  18. Kristinee says:

    You know how almaost at the end, jared and ian forced doc to put wanda in amother body, they should add a scene of it

  19. Krista says:

    Ian Somerhalder can’t play Ian he’s too short, Ian and Kyle are supposed to be tall. How is he going to do all the scenes where he is supposed to carry Wanda? Has to be someone taller. I agree with Jensen Ackles though

  20. Mari says:

    Well… I finish the book when their filming the second movie of Twilight, and i just love it! I read it many, many times just for fun, just to feel what the caracter feels. And i know that the movie of this book will be very good.

  21. Kiera says:

    This is my favorite book and I really hope they don’t mess it up. I think Kristin Kreuk would make a good Melanie, Ian Somerhalder for Ian (gorgeous blue eyes <3), and Jensen Ackles for Jared. Can't wait for this to come out and thank God they got a good director!

  22. blueleo says:

    i love love love love… the host :))
    its an AMAZING book and i think i’ve read it at least five times!!
    i cant wait for the movie!
    and i agree..
    Melanie: Kristin Kreuk
    Ian: Ian Somerhalder
    Jared: Jensen Ackles
    <3
    Plus if you could put kristen bell in there too i think it would be cool…. just a suggestion.. :)

  23. Gina says:

    I’m only half way through the book but when I’m reading it’s Randy Quaid that is Jeb.

  24. Michelle says:

    I just read the book and i really like it. I will like to see EVANGELINE LILLY as Melanie. She did a great job in Lost. For Wanda (at the end), I believe that AMY ADAMS can fit Meyer’s description of Pet. Definitely i can only visualize PAUL WALKER as Ian.

  25. Mia says:

    Ian somerholder should play wes…
    Evangeline lily should play Melanie stryder, but she might be a bit short. Amy Adams is perfect for pet, but she might be a bit curvaceous.
    Hugh jackman should play Kyle, he tall, muscular and good at playing pessimists.
    For Ian, all I can think of is Heath ledger, but he’s dead. Someone Marlo Brandon/Matt Damon looking, but taller and not old. Christen bale would be good if they could get him to look a bit younger and actually Matt Damon would fit Brandt or Aaron.
    And Jeb should be played by Michael nyqvist but with grey hair n stuff. Or Clint eastward or Harrison ford or Liam neeson or Ian mckellen there are a few actors that would fit.
    As for Jared, Josh Duhamel is the best I can come up with….. And Jamie can be played by that kid off joined to the centre of the earth, he is supposed to be skinny and tanned and he just wouldnt fit.
    That’s my opinion anyway. :)

  26. Mia says:

    ^^ sorry I meant Jamie CAN’T be played by that kid. And journey not joined :p yay for autocorrect!!

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