What is the Status of Sequels of the Host and Other Stephenie Meyer Novels?

TheHostPBStephenie Meyer talked to Andrew Sims in a great interview on Hypable (which seriously everyone needs to read because it has the the most detailed information on multiple topics fans are dying to know about). Andrew asked Stephenie about the status of sequels to The Host.

The Host came out in the spring of 2008. It was originally intended to have two sequels and to therefore be a trilogy. The other two installments were to be called The Seeker and the Soul respectively.

Here’s what Andrew found out in his interview (read the full interview here)

Q: So other projects. The Host. There’s been talk of a sequel. Is that —

SM: It’s partially written. This is where I’m dealing with the most frustrating writer’s block, where I just know everything that happens. Maybe I need to do it on my recorder and just have someone else type it up. I don’t know.

Now as to other new works, at New York Comic Con, Stephenie mentioned a new project. Well it may be a lot closer than you thought.

Q: And you also revealed recently you’re working on a separate book right now?

SM: I have one that’s in the editing phase. I wrote the book, I have my edit packet. It’s going to kill me. But it’s a — it’s not YA. It’s not fantasy. It’s a thriller set in today’s — it’s as realistic as the Jason Bourne movies are. It’s in that kind of slightly heightened existence.

Q: It’s for adults?

SM: It’s not gonna be — I mean, a lot of people die — but it’s not super hardcore. It’s not like younger fans couldn’t read it.

[Stephenie later revealed she hopes to have this book out next year.]

Midnight Sun isn’t totally scrapped

Andrew Sims from Hypable was one of the few journalists who was able to interview Stephenie Meyer during her Twilight 10th Anniversary Edition book tour. Andrew once ran the Twilight Source website (now defunct) and hosted the Imprint podcast.

Fortunately, for us, Andrew asked Stephenie to clarify the status of Midnight Sun. Last week Stephenie commented at New York Comic Con that the release of Grey had put somewhat of a damper on her writing plans. Andrew got her to expand her answer which you can see below (You really also want to read the entire interview here)

Q: You said last week at New York Comic Con that E.L. James’ Grey put pause on Midnight Sun. So what I’m wondering now is, what is it going to take at this point for the book to be released?

SM: I’m working on it. I didn’t completely shelve it because of that. It was just that — I was telling this story — it feels like it’s cursed. Because every time I start it, something happens and it’s just like, ‘ugh.’ But… my mother is going to kill me if I don’t do it. It’s more true than you know. This is all she wants from me. Every birthday, every Christmas present I get her, [she goes,] “you know what I really want.” This is my life.

Q: So I wanted to ask you about that. What are some other things your mom does to remind you that she really needs it?

SM: It’s just whenever anything comes up. It’s just a topic of conversation. Life and Death, she didn’t understand why I’d do that instead. I think a lot of people don’t. [laughs]

You really want to check out Andrew’s entire interview here on Hypable.

Fickle Fish Films: What’s Coming Next

As we reported over the last few years, Stephenie Meyer’s production company which is called Fickle Fish Films, has already produced one project entirely on their own, the film adaptation of Shannon Hale’s Austenland.

Fickle Fish has also optioned several other novels. They are as follows:

Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan (which Stephenie refers to as the scariest YA book she read growing up)
Lionsgate along with Temple Hill (AKA the folks who originally realized the potential for Twilight)acquired the rights to Down a Dark Hall and Roberto Cortes is attached to direct.

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Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
“From the moment I started reading this book, I knew it would be a beautiful story to tell cinematically. It’s scary, romantic, and grips you from start to finish. Audiences are going to fall in love with ‘Anna’.” Stephenie Meyer

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Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinness
“Mindy’s unique voice made for a truly riveting read; this story seamlessly blends gritty and dangerous dystopian realism with the larger themes of life vs. survival that we feel audiences will really respond to.”

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As for what will get moving in what order this is what Stephenie had to say in a recent interview:

Q: How about updates on Fickle Fish productions. Any coming down the pipeline first?

SM: I don’t know. It’s like neck and neck right now. Whether Down the Dark Hall or Anna Dressed in Blood is the first off the starting gate, we’ll see. It could be either one.

New Moon Graphic Novel Volume 2 Update

At one of Stephnie Meyer’s recent book signings, a fan asked about the status of the next installment of the New Moon Graphic Novel which has been delayed quite a bit. Here is the low down:


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Video: Stephenie Meyer Speaking About Midnight Sun’s Status

We reported earlier that there was a Midnight Sun and Grey connection. Here is video where you can hear it word for word.

Stephenie talking about Midnight Sun and why she stopped working on it again. UGGHHH damn fifty another reason to hate that shit!!!! Alice Nobel

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Buzzfeed Talks Twilight Fangirls

Buzzfeed has a Twilight related list up this week (shocker, we know) and they talk about the 27 signs that you are a former Twilight fangirl. We are kind of partial to number 6. We’re also kind of amazed that we put out six news posts today, crazy times people, crazy times!

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You can check out the whole list on BuzzFeed

10th Anniversary of Twilight Giveaway

We are giving away copies of the 10th anniversary edition of Twilight that includes Life and Death. Just enter below and we’ll pick two lucky winners on Monday, October 12. Entries are limited to those residing in the USA.

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Why Was the Iconic Three Things Quote Changed in Life and Death

Stephenie Meyer sat down with MTV to talk about Life and Death. Twilight and Life and Death do mainly parallel each other, but there are some key differences such as the gang encountering Bella/Beau and the ending (which we won’t spoil) is quite different.

There are also some text changes that go beyond pronoun and proper name swaps. Stephenie explains why the iconic three things quote was changed:

MTV: One line of dialogue that’s significantly different is that iconic scene where Bella lists all the things she knows about Edward and she says, “I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.” That’s drastically different from Beau’s perspective. Why did you make the change?

Meyer: You know, it’s funny. That specific quote, my editor was so sad because she didn’t want me to change it. But because it was used so much — I mean, it’s on the back of the book — I was very tired of it. It was too heavy. It was too overwrought. It was too painful. So I got to just relax it and sound like what a boy would say. I have three teenage sons, so I have some experience there. To me, it feels a lot more organic than the other quote. My editor wouldn’t agree.

MTV: Was there anything that was particularly difficult for you to change?

Meyer: If I loved it, I kept it. It wasn’t like I had to sacrifice something I loved because it didn’t sound like Beau. Mostly, every change I made is one that I’ve been dying to make, so I was just really happy. As I read [“Twilight”] here and there, there would be a word that seemed out of place, but by the time you’ve finished editing it, you’ve gone through it 200 times and you just want to set it on fire.

You can catch the rest of the interview on MTV, be aware there are some spoilers involved.

Stephenie Meyer Defines Life and Death’s Canon

Since word first broke about the gender flipped Twilight, fans have been wondering: Is it canon? Are there more flips coming? How do we view this? Stephenie Meyer explains in the below video.

Is Fifty Shades of Grey Killing Midnight Sun?

At Comic Con yesterday, Stephenie Meyer spoke about how the release of Grey (the Christian point of view retelling of 50 Shades of Grey) kind of put a damper on her Twilight mojo.

According to Hypable:

Twilight author Stephenie Meyer revealed at New York Comic-Con on Thursday that she recently started working on Midnight Sun again… until the Fifty Shades spin-off Grey was announced.

Speaking on a panel to promote the 10th Anniversary Edition of Twilight (which rattled the fandom earlier this week), Meyer revealed she went back to work on Twilight-from-Edward’s-perspective earlier this year (!!!) after finishing Life and Death, the gender-swapped Twilight.

And then Fifty Shades of Grey from Christian’s perspective, titled Grey, was announced.

Now all hope is not lost, despite what some outlets are reporting. Hypable was able to further clarify the comments with a panel attendee, “Stephenie went on to reveal that she put Midnight Sun on hold again after learning about E.L. James’s new book, according to a trusted panel attendee who spoke to Hypable after the event. While Tech Insider’s report states that Stephenie was “definitive” about never trying to work on Midnight Sun again in light of Grey, we’re told she wasn’t that certain she’d never try again.”

See the full story on Hypable.