Twilight Of 'The Host': A Sequel Is Not Likely

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Has The Host already entered its twilight as a potential film franchise? Stephenie Meyer has said she envisions her sci-fi follow-up to the blockbuster Twilight novel franchise, as a three-novel story arc, but the probability of those future books translating into a movie trilogy is looking iffy at best.

A spokeswoman for The Host says information regarding the probability of a sequel "is not available at this time," but the film's dismal opening weekend  does not bode well for a follow-up.  The hordes who swarmed the film adaptations of Meyer's Twilight saga apparently did not find a romance about a parasitic alien nearly as compelling because they did not show up at the cineplex last weekend.

The Host's Box Office Sales Were Dismal

According to Box Office Mojo, The Host did $10.6 million its opening weekend, and as of April 2, it has made only $23.5 million worldwide — little more than half of its $40-million production budget. International box office results, which have become increasingly important, also lagged behind domestic. (In comparison, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which is getting a sequel, has grossed almost $140 million worldwide at the box office as of April 2.)

But that's not the only factor that makes a sequel unlikely. At the Los Angeles premiere of The Host on March 19, Meyer told that she was still working on the second novel.  (The movie's director Andrew Niccol, who expressed interested in helming a sequel even cracked, “Show me the book, Stephenie....You shouldn’t be here. You should be home writing.”

The Follow-Up Novel Isn't Finished

The longer Meyer takes to finish the book, the greater the likelihood that the already meager interest in the movie version of The Host — and any sequel it might spawn — will dissipate further, while the first film's cast members, who've expressed an interest in doing a sequel, grow older and commit to other films.

In other words, you have a better chance of contracting a tapeworm than seeing a sequel to The Host.

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  • Brian Bowers says:

    I just watched this movie on Netflix because the title looked intriguing and I loved it. I've got to see a sequel if one is produced; if not, then I'll read the book sequel. I know the reason the first movie did not do well at the box office. Until I saw it on Netflix, I had never heard of it, and I usually try to keep up with these things. What does that tell you about how lousy the PR was for the movie by the studio? John Carter was a good movie that bombed at the box office because the morons at Disney didn't use the name of the book (A Princess of Mars) for the title; fans didn't relate to another name they didn't recognize. The Host needs to be given another chance.

    • Mariana says:

      i got the same feeling as you... i really loved the movie and will looove to see how people and aliens get along

    • Megan says:

      +Brian Bowers:it could get a sequel movie who knows it would be kind of weird if the book series continued but the movie series did not continue also.

    • Bry says:

      I thought the same. I've watched this movie over a million times. and I hope she makes a sequel

  • chelsie says:

    this movie was get I just wish there was a no.2. the ending was set to make you think there was gonna be a no.2 and will there be a no.2 does anyone know

  • mark bigford says:

    Maybe theyre not making a sequel cuz the movie sucked. peoples implausible reactions to situations really took me out of the movie. Its the whole teen drama thing i think.

  • I would really like her to finish the books I don't really care about the movie that much. They left some very important details out of the movie. The book was way better but books are usually better than their movie counter parts. If she finishes the books I would definitely read them. Although it would be nice if their would be more movies. I would like another chance for them to follow the books a little more closely.

  • No love says:

    I really hope the make a sequalss cause the host is like my fav movie but they took it off of netflix so I have to find another way to watch it but if they make a 2 I'm definitely gonna be the first to know

  • machodeba says:

    Hey hii guys..a sincere thanks to all movie making crew along with Stephinie Mayer..from whom I am able watch this beautiful movie..pls kindly do a second part cause the host (2013) deserves a second chance if not I am kind of sad bou still I will cherish the movie for my life.Thanks you this is Debasish Samal

  • machodeba says:

    And I forget to say thanks to you all who understood the feelings of the movie & liked it..also I would like to join you all pls mail me at would love to be connected with you talking about movies pls do feel free to mail me..thanks again

  • Elizabeth Ellis says:

    Loved the movie and woyld love to see the next I will be buying the books!

  • Alexandra says:

    The Host DID NOT SUCK. It ranked supreme. I don't give a rats @#$ what anyone says. To not make a sequel is a BIG MISTAKE!!

  • Laura Saccente says:

    I thought the movie was great don't understand why they wouldn't do another. I think it would be big mistake not to. I mean come on they leave it where you think there's going to be a sequal.

  • olivia says:

    i hope there will be another because the first one end on a big part of the movie and it should be another movie called the finder

  • Abby says:

    I loved the movie I'm gonna try to buy it to help to try to make another movie

  • Tobby Pruitt says:

    The movie was great, I hope they make a second.

  • lukeduke! says:

    loved the movie hope to see the sequel if there is one, If not it will be disappointing

  • Jan says:

    The Host movie was so close to the book it didn't disappoint, I enjoyed it so much I have watched it several time. I hope they continue to make the sequels.

  • Rosalle says:

    there is one way which can help them to know that the public wants a sequel and then they wont have any choice other than fullfilling their demand .
    since the movie name is not likely to be very famous so the ones who have watched the movie can share it everywhere about it which wuld help other people to know about it and this will lead to a greater demand of the sequel .

  • Nancy Johnson says:

    To be totally honest my grandkids and I enjoyed this more than the Twilight series. I would love to see this become a series as well.

  • Pam says:

    I loved this movie and just knew there was a sequel which is why I'm posting this plead for part 2 and 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 & 10! Awesome movie!!!!!!!

  • Nick Garcia says:

    I loved this movie it was very dramatic and suspenseful. If your reading this please ask for a sequel!

  • I love this film! It was as gripping as it was brilliant! Its a combination of great sci-fi content, sweet morals, stunning CGI and lovable characters! I hate that it didn't do so well because it really should have! I really want a sequel and I know many others do also! The film really left the audience to look forward to the next film in the last parts of the film! It seems so appropriate that a sequel should be!