Stephenie Meyer's The Host to Hit the Big Screen
09.23.09 by REELZ
Not content with dominating the teenage market, Stephenie Meyer, author of The Twilight Saga, has sold movie rights to her first adult novel, The Host.
The rights were bought by producers Nick Wechsler, Steve Schwartz, and Paula Mae Schwartz. Andrew Niccol (Gattaca) is set to write the script, as well as take on directorial duties.
Published in May 2008, The Host is the first book in a proposed trilogy, and features what is possibly the first love triangle involving only two bodies. It's part sci-fi, part romance, and follows the life of Melanie Stryder — a human girl who becomes a host for a parasitic soul called Wanderer. The Host was one of the biggest selling books of 2008, which bodes well for a successful movie adaptation. Some parts could be tricky to explain, but we're sure Meyer fans won't care about that. If they can overlook werewolves that suddenly turn into shapeshifters, or a 107-year-old vampire capable of reproducing, then some sci-fi complications should be a walk in the park.