Update on “The Host” Movie Adaptation

TheHostPBGiven the recent announcement that a The Host paperback will contain a new chapter that Stephenie Meyer had to provide the film makers, it’s no surprise that the next bit of information about the the progress toward turning the book into a film is about the script.  Deadline Hollywood has new information that  Andrew Niccol, who penned the scripts for Gattaca and The Truman Show, is on draft number three of the script for The Host.  Niccol was chosen because Gattaca is one of Stephenie Meyer’s favorite science fiction films.  The two were introduced by the film’s producers and began working together towards a finished script.  Producer Steve Schwartz said, “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.”  No casting decisions have been made yet, and it’s still uncertain if Niccol will also direct the film.  Read the whole story over at Deadline New York.


  1. I can’t wait!! It leaves more stuff to look forward to! I think it would be interesting if the movies were released in the same sequence as Steph’s books…Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, The Host, and then Breaking Dawn (and possibly BD2)…but not saying I want to wait that long for Breaking Dawn!

  2. In all honesty, this upsets me. The Host is probably my favourite book and, unlike Twilight, it is not a movie book. It would not do well on the screen and would probably be quite boring, to most. It worked well in the book because you had the commentary of the two main characters. It’s boring without. I mean, Twilight suffered slightly without Bella’s humourous thoughts but how much are they going to sacrifice for the Host. I just don’t want them to ruin a stunning book.
    How about Stephenie just writes a sequel, instead? That would be amazing.

    • I think they’ll find a way to include both thoughts/talking. I’m excited to see how they do it! I don’t think Steph would agree to it, if it wasn’t good enough… she seems really involved with everything. Looking forward to it!

    • I was sorta wondering the same thing, the conversations are so important, but I too believe they will find away.

    • I agree – I don’t think it will work well as a movie…I am interested to see how it works out though…

    • well, i love the book, and i’m am still gonna love it if the movie is ..not that “lovable”.

      i agree, this book is made for reading, but i’m curios to see how they are gonna make the part when the 2 minds talk to each other

      .. and i hope.. i really really hope they are gonna find some great actors to play this, because i won’t stand another “robsten” kind of shitty actors ruining my movie for me
      (sorry, i know you are in love with this tow, but acting is not their thing.. i have to admit it. they are great people, good looking, but they should find something else to do, sorry again if my thoughts offend you).

      oh, i have my wanda, mel, ian, jared in my mind and i am so curious to “see” them.

      god, please make this movie a good movie, don’t let them ruin it.. the host is my favorite story ever, it deserves to be (not an amazing but at least) a nice movie 😀

  3. I do not think it will adapt well to movie. And I hope that they have a larger budget in attempting to pull it off. I love The Host, but have always been very skeptical of a movie possibility. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll see it, I just hope they prove me wrong. So many difficult elements to adapt to film.

  4. I’m glad I keep books and movies separate in my head so I’m never disappointed. Remember that the movies are -based- on the books. I don’t get how a movie can ruin a book.. The book is still the same book you read…the movie is partly how someone else views the story and passing that to a screen, so of course it won’t match what you imagined when you were reading it. Anyways, can’t wait until they begin casting..and people start hating on them then LOOVVEEE them.

  5. I cant wait to see it, just hope they keep it close to book. With Stephenie involved I have faith that they will keep it very close 🙂
    I’m interested to see who will be cast’d for this 🙂

  6. I love The Host as a book but, I am a little skeptical over, thinking it may be weird and hard for the conversations when Wanda and Melanie have in her head. I would love to see this anyway and I hope Stephanie writes a sequel to The Host!

  7. Amanda Dubs says:

    I love the Host, it is no doubt my favorite book by Stephenie Meyer and I hope this adaptation is good. But more than anything I want her to make good on her promise for a Host trilogy. Soon.

  8. Great, I liked the host, but it’s time for Stephanie to focus more on the series that will ultimate define her writing Career.. and that’s the Twilight series.. GO GO Stephanie write more books… not “200 page” character guides like the Bree story is….

  9. Does anyone know if she is gonna write more books on the Twilight series or the Host?

    • i hope not.
      i’d love to see more new books, because she is soooo talented and she can come up with something so much better.
      twilight it was a great story but it’s over. but i just want to finish MS, because it was the best book from that series.

      she has done a great job with the host, hope to see other great books from her 🙂

  10. Aw Gattaca! lol we watched that in 9th grade bio. I just hope they keep The Host genuine

  11. cant wait, The Host was a very interesting book

  12. What about the book coming out in June about Bree and her short life?

  13. im so excited for the movie. like others said i think the directors r gonna kill this movie like they did to twilight. i loved twilight until the movie came out. the twilight movie was really bad. so i hope they dont kill this one. i hope the actors and actresses beeing in this movie should actually look like the characters.

  14. I thought the Twilight movies were horribly adapted. The acting is horrible, and quite honestly, I am not looking forward to seeing Eclipse. But, of course I will because I’ve seen the other movies… Oh well. With all of this said, I REALLY don’t want The Host to be made into a movie. I enjoyed this book more than all four Twilight books combined. If it gets made into a movie, and dissapoints me as the Twilight films, I don’t know what I’ll do. I might quite possibly not be a Stephenie Meyer fan anymore because of the horrid movie outcomes. I hope she is smarter than she was when she agreed with the Twilight shenanigans. The Host was spectacular… don’t ruin it with the big screen; make it better with a sequel.

  15. i hope it turns out well and i hope she gets her dream cast they fit pretty well. i dont think the wands/mel conversationd will be that hard to do just a background voice. the book will stay the same but people will watch the movie and then decide to read the book based on how good the movie was i think thats wrong i perfer reading the book if i see the movie. plus i do hope she makes a second one

  16. i thought in 2008 she was almost done with the host sequel. what happened? the host was better by far. i wouldnt say the movie ruined the book, rather, the movie didn’t meet my expectations. books are always better than the movies.


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