Stephenie Meyer and The Host director Andrew Nichol talk The Host with EW. We can’t embed the footage, but watch it here.
This seems a little unlikely, but Deadline Hollywood is reporting the following:
EXCLUSIVE: Author Stephenie Meyer, whose Twilight Saga franchise helped make Comic-Con such an important cog in movie marketing, has something dramatic planned when she and the film’s cast gather tomorrow for their final Comic-Con panel for Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn–Part 2. I’m told that the surprise will focus on what is shaping up to be Meyers’ next film franchise, The Host. She and that film’s distributor, Open Road, will be doing something during the Twilight Saga panel. I could not confirm whether this is a sneak peek at footage–the film wrapped just weeks ago–though that would certainly make sense as the author tries to entice Twihards to embrace her next major film.
We’ll let you know what happens, but it would seem odd for Summit to let another company’s film in on its panel
When you signed on to the film, were you the kind of actor who, if you hadn’t read the book, you devoured it, or did you want to stay away from it so you built your own character?
This is my fourth or fifth film that’s been an adaptation of a book, and I hate to admit it, but this is the first one I’d read before filming the movie. Usually I kind of keep the script [as] the bible and base everything off of that. But I think Stephenie probably had a big hand in Andrew’s adaptation of her book. I knew that they were going to try to keep as close as possible and I knew the book would give me much more backstory — just because of the capacity a book can hold — than the script could give me. So I did just crash through the book in a few days. I learned some stuff, and then some stuff changed in the movie, and it all came together, and I was really happy with what we came up with for Ian.
I know Stephenie Meyer was on the set a fair amount. What was that like, knowing that you were interpreting something that had lived in her head for so long?
The thing about Stephenie is that she’s highly collaborative. If you have ideas — and we had ideas about the sequels [to the book] — she was like, “Tell me! Tell me!” There were a couple of times I was like, “How ’bout this?” And she was like, “Well, I’ll think about it.” And that’s always so relieving as an actor, because we all want to bring something to the table, and we all understand that the film we’re making is the writer’s baby. There’s parts of you that want to honor their vision. There’s parts of you that have your own vision. And she welcomes that process with open arms. I got her blessing early on with what I was wanting to do with him, and because of that I was able to not think about it so much. She’s kind of the ghost on set anyway. Unless you go find her and have a conversation, she’s not coming up to you to give you notes or change your performance. She’s really, really great about that.
As IVillage reports:
Stephenie Meyer, the famed author behind the uber-successful Twilight books, is taking another of her novels to the big screen. The film adaptation of her 2008 bestseller The Host — which stars The Lovely Bones actress Saoirse Ronan — will hit theaters in March 2013. And while the film’s release is still months away, we have a special treat to tide you over.
iVillage got its hands on Meyer’s never-before-seen intro to the book, which tells the story of an alien race that takes over Earth and its inhabitants.
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As many of you know, the interiors for Breaking Dawn were shot at the Celtic Movie center in Louisiana. Parts of The Host were shot there as well. We’re assuming that The Host sets are probably in storage since they are likely going to have to use them again for movie 2 and 3. For example the Bella’s House prefab was created for New Moon and taken apart and rebuilt for both Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. On rare occasions, we’ve seen legit items (mostly from the first Twilight film) go up on EBay. Eventually, some The Host items will probably end up there too.
So what happened to the Cullen House set? See the Q & A that went on on Twitter!
@TheHostMovie We usually give them to the studio staff and friends as gifts. I’m using part of the Cullen House as my cabana.
— Celtic Media Centre(@CelticStudios) June 1, 2012
We don’t want anyone to get taken advantage of by thinking they are tweeting someone in The Host cast only to discover the account is a hoax! So here is the real list either verified by Twitter or via the actors’ representatives. If there is no listing, they do not have a Twitter!
The Host Official Twitter List
As of May 29, 2012
The Host Film @thehostfilm
The Host Film Official Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thehostmovie
The Host Film Official website
Saoirse Ronan … Melanie Stryder @saoirse_ronan
Diane Kruger … The Seeker
Jake Abel … Ian O’Shea @MrJakeAbel
Max Irons … Jared Howe
Frances Fisher … Maggie Stryder @Frances_Fisher
William Hurt … Jeb Stryder
Chandler Canterbury … Jamie Stryder @chancanterbury
Boyd Holbrook … Kyle O’Shea
Scott Lawrence … Doc
Raeden Greer…Lily @RaedenGreer
Marcus Lyle Brown…Healer Fords @marcuslylebrown
Sean Carter Peterson…Wes @SeantheMaestro
Mustafa Harris…Brandt @MustafamusPrime
David House … Seeker Summers @davidhouse (currently locked)
Stephen Rider … Seeker Reed @riderstephen
Jaylen Moore … Seeker #2 @jaylenmoore
Producer: Nick Weschler @nwprods
Writer: Stephenie Meyer
Writer/Director: Andrew Niccol