Andrew Niccol Will Officially Direct The Host

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With his own sci-fi movie “Now” wrapped, it looks like Andrew Niccol will officially return to the director’s chair for “The Host”, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie based on the novel by “Twilight” scribe Stephenie Meyer. Niccol, most famous for writing “The Truman Show” and then directing “Gattaca”, will direct “Hanna’s” Saoirse Ronan, who was previously cast as the movie’s heroine.

In “The Host”, Ronan would play a dying human named Melanie Stryder, who is fused with an alien soul called the Wanderer in an attempt by the alien race to locate the last pocket of surviving humans on a post-apocalyptic Earth.

That’s right, kids, no vampires or shirtless werewolves in this one, I’m afraid.

Inferno Entertainment, the money behind the film, is already selling the movie at Cannes, with Inferno’s Kimberly Fox calling Niccol’s involvement “incredibly invigorating as he truly shares Stephenie’s vision on this film.” After the success of her “Twilight” books and movies, Meyers has remained pretty close to the movie, so I think it’s safe to say nothing’s going to happen without her okay.

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  • Anonymous

    “After the success of her “Twilight” books and movies, Meyers has
    remained pretty close to the movie, so I think it’s safe to say
    nothing’s going to happen without her okay.”

    If the producers and Niccol’s were smart they would tell Meyer to bug off after how CRITICALLY poor the Twilight series were. There must be something golden about Niccol’s script that led Ronan and the Inferno team to make them interested in such a project. I would bet money that whatever magic is in the script isn’t because of what Meyer wrote since the concept of The Host has been done before. Niccol, please, do not let Meyer dictate what and how your script should be executed. You have her blessings to make a movie, now go make a FILM! Ditch the woman once Cannes is done.

  • Anonymous

    “After the success of her “Twilight” books and movies, Meyers has
    remained pretty close to the movie, so I think it’s safe to say
    nothing’s going to happen without her okay.”

    If the producers and Niccol’s were smart they would tell Meyer to bug off after how CRITICALLY poor the Twilight series were. There must be something golden about Niccol’s script that led Ronan and the Inferno team to make them interested in such a project. I would bet money that whatever magic is in the script isn’t because of what Meyer wrote since the concept of The Host has been done before. Niccol, please, do not let Meyer dictate what and how your script should be executed. You have her blessings to make a movie, now go make a FILM! Ditch the woman once Cannes is done.