Stephenie Meyer's Post-Twilight Blockbuster Takes Shape


Before this week, Twilight series author Stephenie Meyer had rejected numerous studio inquiries about her first "adult" novel The Host. Finally a trio of producers realized that Andrew Niccol happened to write and/or direct two of her favorite films -- Gattaca and The Truman Show. Thus an introduction was made and a deal struck: Niccol will adapt and likely direct Meyer's romance (seriously) about a race of alien parasites searching for the last surviving humans on Earth. Just your average parasite-meets-dying girl love story, in other words, with slightly more revealing interspecial one-night stands than those in Twilight. [Variety]