I’ve probably made it clear a time or two in the past that I’m not exactly the biggest Twilight fan in the world. But I’ve shrugged it off and learned to accept that, not being a teen/pre-teen girl, I’m just not the audience for it. However if I was really dying to get a taste of that raw Stephanie Myer talent, it looks as if my chance is coming up.
Her first “adult novel,” titled The Host (apparently not a novelization of the South Korean film), has been bought up by producers Nick Weschler, and Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz to take it to the big screen.
Here’s the plot description from Variety: “Meyer’s novel is a love story set in the near future on Earth, which has been assimilated by an alien species of benevolent parasites that call themselves “Souls.” One such soul, the Wanderer, is fused with a dying human named Melanie Stryder, in an attempt to locate the last pocket of surviving humans on Earth.”
It actually sounds kinda interesting, right? (Except for that whole Stephanie Myer thing.) And what’s even more interesting is that Andrew Niccol is being brought on board to write and direct the film.
For those that need a quick jog of the ol’ memory, Niccol is the guy that wrote The Truman Show and also wrote and directed Gattaca. He’s a talented dude and this premise seems right up his alley. Here’s hoping he makes his own kind of thing out of it.
Although maybe I need to stop being so negative. I haven’t read the book, after all–it might be good. But if Twilight is any indication, then let’s just say that my hopes aren’t going to be too high up for this one.