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Adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s THE HOST lands U.S. distribution

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
June 21st, 2011

TWILIGHT fans rejoice! The upcoming film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's other book, THE HOST, is going to be hitting a theater near you. Of course, one can only expect this considering the immense popularity of TWILIGHT, the fact that HANNA star Saoirse Ronan is set to play the lead character, and that Andrew Niccol both penned the script and will direct. Either way, the film has gotten its U.S. distributor.

The film will be distributed by Open Road, a company created by movie theater companies AMC and Regal, who will be putting the film into theaters everywhere upon its release. The distribution is said to have had some tough competition in the mix, with three other distributors after the rights.

It'll be interesting to see what kind of a splash this film makes upon its release, being that it seems to have a lot of steam behind it. It still isn't TWILIGHT, however, and there is no telling whether or not lightning will strike twice. Putting Ronan in the lead is an interesting choice, though, as she seems to be rising to fame and popularity pretty quickly.

Do you think that THE HOST has the chance to be TWILIGHT big?

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  • Wanderer

    Really enjoyed the book! I can’t imagine the movie being as good as the book, or even close. I fear it may be a disappointment to fans. And if the movie manages to pull it off, I think some will love it, and some will just compare it to twilight(which in my opinion was not that great!) Most of my friends who looooved twilight could not get into the host, so, unfortunately i do not think it will be as successful. But I am very eager to see how the movie turns out! Hopefully better than I expect…I do think its a possibility!

    • http://www.teagivesmeglee.com TheJohnMulhern

      I’ve heard the same reaction from those who have read both Twilight and The Host. We’ll have to see though. I think how good the film turns out will depend on the direction they take it. So far I dig the casting, so we’ll see about the rest.

  • https://gordonandthewhale.com KateErbland
  • http://www.teagivesmeglee.com TheJohnMulhern

    The Host does seem to be less cheesy, although I haven’t read the book either. We will find out when it comes out. I’m just really curious how it will do.

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