The only way to properly send off one massively popular movie franchise is to start another.
The Twilight Saga comes to a close this weekend with the release of Breaking Dawn Part 2, so where will the fanbase turn for more fantastical love triangles between beautiful young characters from completely different worlds? Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is hoping that fans look no further than the upcoming adaptation of The Host, based on her novel of the same name. All Meyer and writer-director Andrew Niccol (In Time) will have to do is sell Twilight fans on a sci-fi story that involves humanity being possessed by invading alien "souls," while still utilizing a tragic central character who has two men in love with her. Should be easy. After all, if Meyer can create a rabid franchise by dabbling in the world of vampires and werewolves, why can't she find the same success in the world of parasitic alien creatures who take over human souls? fall for the latest trailers
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Deadline reports that German actress Diane Kruger (Unknown, Inglourious Basterds) is in talks to play The Seeker in the upcoming movie adaptation of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's other novel, The Host. Her character is "a member of 'the souls' who have invaded Earth and taken control of the planet's inhabiting humans."
Kruger will star alongside Saoirse Ronan who plays Melanie, The Wanderer and rebel soul, as well as William Hurt and Max Irons. more about The Host Posted 01.23.12 by reelz
Writer-director Andrew Niccol's (Gattaca) new sci-fi thriller, In Time, opens nationwide in less than a week and 20th Century Fox has released a new character featurette and three new preview clips from the movie to help you to get to know the protagonist, Will Salas (Justin Timberlake), and the lengths he will go to change the world he lives in.
Set in a retro-futuristic world in which the aging process can be arrested as long as you can afford the time, Salas is hard-working, but time-poor. After watching a family member's time clock run out — resulting in sudden death — Salas becomes determined to find a way to fight the system and beat his own clock. When he inherits a century's worth of time from a wealthy man (Matthew Bomer) who is tired of living, Salas' future should be secure. Unfortunately, neither the corrupt, FBI-like "Timekeepers," nor the impoverished "Minutemen" want Salas to have that much time and both groups are determined to stop him from spending another second of it. watch the new featurette and preview clips >> Posted 10.22.11 by BrentJS
If the technology existed to permanently arrest the aging process, what would that mean for humanity? This is just one of the many philosophical questions posed in writer-director Andrew Niccol's (Gattaca) upcoming sci-fi thriller, In Time.
Set in a retro-futuristic world in which the threat of overpopulation due to just such a technology has forced global economies to barter in time rather than currency — the wealthier you are, the more time you have and the longer you live — In Time stars Justin Timberlake as Will Salas, a poor young man who has been forced to watch his loved ones get old and die while the rich retain eternal youth. But, there's a price for that eternal youth as Salas discovers when he inherits a vast amount of time from a wealthy 105-year-old man (Matthew Bomer) and becomes the target of the "Timekeepers," an FBI-like organization that doesn't want that much time falling into the hands of someone like him. want to live forever? watch the new preview clips >> Posted 10.19.11 by BrentJS
After revealing a sizzle trailer at the 2011 Comic-Con, a new full-length trailer for the upcoming sci-fi thriller In Time has been released.
Starring Justin Timberlake, In Time is set in a world where everyone stops aging at 25, and time has been become the currency of the world. Timberlake's character (Will Salas) is given a surplus of time by 105-year-old Matthew Bomer and suddenly finds himself accused of murder. In order to survive, he takes a hostage (Amanda Seyfried) while being chased by time cop Cillian Murphy. Still with us? watch the trailer >> Posted 08.04.11 by Ryan
2011's Comic-Con was a first for Justin Timberlake, who was there to promote the upcoming sci-fi thriller In Time. Timberlake joined co-star Amanda Seyfried (Red Riding Hood) and director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Simone) at the Twentieth Century Fox panel to discuss the movie, which is set in a world where no one ages past 25, but once they reach that age, they only have one year left. Therefore, time becomes the currency that runs the world. Niccol explained the premise to WSJ after the panel ended.
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Everyone has this body clock and it’s really that invention that’s the death of all other inventions. The poor have no time to create anything and the rich have no incentive.
A release date has been set for a new movie based on a Stephenie Meyer book. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view) this one doesn't involve vampires.
Open Road Films, an upstart distributor, announced today it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the movie adaptation of Meyer's 2008 "adult" novel The Host and will release the movie March 29, 2013.
According to Open Road, principal photography is scheduled to start in February 2012 in Louisiana and New Mexico. The sci-fi movie stars Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, The Lovely Bones) and is being written and directed by Andrew Niccol. read the synopsis >> Posted 06.27.11 by Chris
The Host has a director. For the record, we're not talking about Universal's American remake of Korean director Bong Joon-ho's 2006 monster movie The Host, but an adaptation of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's 2008 sci-fi novel.
Deadline reports Andrew Niccol (Gattaca) will direct the movie. Niccol is a natural choice for the movie, since he already wrote the screenplay with Meyers and was initially picked as the movie's director when the project was announced in 2009. Niccol left to direct the upcoming thriller Now, but was reportedly courted to return to the director's chair after Saoirse Ronan was cast in the lead role.
"Having Andrew at the helm for us is incredibly invigorating as he truly shares Stephenie’s vision on this film," said Kimberly Fox, President of International Sales at Inferno Entertainment, the production company currently shopping the movie at the Cannes Film Festival. "We literally began sales this week and the response from the international community, and from domestic buyers, has been beyond our highest expectations. We expect to have every territory in the world sold out very shortly, and then it’s about getting to the exciting part of making the movie."
The Host follows an Earth where humans have been inhabited by aliens called Souls. Ronan plays a human that is unwilling to release her mind to the alien that occupies her, called the Wanderer. Ronan will play both the alien and the human, er... Melanie. Posted 05.13.11 by Ryan
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. Posted 09.23.09 by reelz