Stephenie Meyers' The Host to Be a Feature Film
Posted on September 23, 2009Twilight isn't the only Stephenie Meyer novel that will live on in the movies. Stephenie's sf book, The Host, is also headed to the silver screen. Variety reports that Nick Wechsler, Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz pooled their own money to buy the film rights to Meyer's first novel outside the Twilight universe.
The book is a love story set in the near future in which Earth has been colonized by alien parasites that call themselves Souls. One Soul calls itself the Wanderer. The Wanderer is placed inside a woman who is dying named Melanie Stryder. The Wanderer is sent to find the last remaining humans on the planet to assimilate them. The Wanderer merges a bit too much with its human host and starts developing human emotions.
The Host is going to be tricky to film. The two people living in the same body have a lot of conversations, for one thing. Internal monologues are a bit boring in films, but perhaps we'll see the two personalities as two different actors.