As a novelist, naturally, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has worked on more than just a handful of teen-centric vampire novels. And now that her Twilight Saga has turned into a giant fangirl-tastic franchise, Hollywood is looking to cash in on whatever else the gal has up her sleeve. That "whatever else" just happens to be Meyer's first adult novel, The Host, which was picked up by producers Nick Wechsler, Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz, all of whom used their own money to nab the screen rights. Andrew Niccol (Gattica, Lord of War) will write the screenplay.
I recommended this book for my family Book Club and none of them were excited about reading it. Once they started everyone of them couldn't put it down. So excited they are making a movie!! We have been thinking of characters to play the parts ever since our book club discussion on it.
Krsten is out of her league on this one. This is a complicated story line wih complicated characters. She doesn't fit the bill.
Kristen stewart ruined twilight for me. I hope they dont put her in the host.
I loved The Host, but I don't think that the main theme of the book translates well to "screen" media due to the fact a majority of the information part of the book takes place in Mel/Wanda's head. These kinda of mental interactions play out very well in print but are very hard to portray on screen. On a side note I think Kristen Stewart would be a terrible Melanie.
"The Host," was such an amazing novel. I pretty much finished it all in one sitting because it was that great! In a way, I'm a little bummed that this is going to be a movie... because movies are often not as great as the books.. and I think "Twilight," kind of proved that. But, then again, someone might do this book a great justice.
I kind of hope they don't put big stars in this movie.
I am a TWILIGHT fan to death, and even more of the author. I have read The Host and I think it's an excellent novel; it's full of intrigue, heart warming moments, just as suspense, mistery and even action (Stephenie Meyer style of action). I would not imagine Kristen Stewart in this role, when you read the description of Mel you can't imagine her. The perfect person would be someone like Jessica Biel, she has that sporty, tough but still handsome look that Melanie has.
the book was ok it left me wanting more it's missing action so i can't wait to see how the movie will turn out
J. W. Coffey
If there's a God/dess, they will NOT get Kristen Stewart for that movie. That child couldn't act her way out of a wet paper sack. Granted, Bella is a bit whiny, but Stewart plays her on one level and that whiny stammering gets boring very fast. She is the LAST person that should play Melanie.
I love this book! I just finished it in less than a week. Stephenie Meyer's books capture me with all the suspension, and this is different from anything I've read! I am very excited to see the movie!
Okay, when I first read The Host, I couldn't get in to it very well, but I was coming off of the high of just reading the Twilight books for the first time. After I re-read it a couple of months later, I realized that I actually thoroughly enjoyed the book. The storyline is actually really great, but you have to read it after you take a break from Twilight first or it pales in comparison. Anyway, as far as Kristen Stewart playing Melanie - I have to agree with most other people - Kristen Stewart is definitely not Melanie. I think Megan Fox would be pretty great as Melanie because she has the right personality for it, and she's really pretty. For Jared, I see someone like the guy who plays Brody on OLTL.
I loved The Host. This is yet another show of what Meyer's is made of. I have to agree Kristen Stewart is not Melanie. While Kristen is an excellent actress she is not who I picture Melanie to be. I'm thinking more along the lines of Kat Dennings. I think she could bring to this movie all that the book entails. A mix of her attitude in House Bunny mixed with her sensitivity in Nick & Norah is exactly what Melanie consists of. I can just see her punching James Franco when he kisses Wanda.
That's just my opinion. I could be wrong.
If they put Kristen in it, that will kill the movie! She needs to stay with Twilight and that it!
That'll be too much Kristen! I think she's doing fine in Twilight. I have "The Host", but not read it yet..... So, I will start on it as soon as I'm finished with "Paper Towns".
I beg you you, do NOT cast Kristin Stewart in this movie...for the love of all that is holy and good in this world....
I've read and love The Host, I actually liked it more than the Twilight series. You just gotta get through the first few chapters that, although not very interesting at first glance, set up the background for the entire story. This book was left open at the end for a sequel, so we can only hope and crave for more. As far as it being a movie, any fan knows we've had our fantasy cast in mind in hopes of it hitting the big screen for a while. However Kristen Stuart is not on that list, but Vampire Diaries and Lost star Ian Somerhalder would make an amazing Jared. As for Melanie, she's described as being tall and skinny but strong, so who knows. If you want proof of the fan base, just check out all the fan created "trailers" on YouTube.
I have to agree with the Ian as Jared comment. He does look like he could fit the part but I still like James Franco for the part, too. That's a toss up but definately not Kristen Stewart. She is Bella. I don't think it would be wise to make her Melanie. I'm going to have to stick with Kat Dennings for that roll.
Host is a fantastic sci-fi novel and I am very happy to hear it will be made into a movie. I love how the book portrays both sides "good vs. evil" if you will, but shows that somewhere in the middle is the correct line to stand. It needs an actress that is developed enough in her craft to play two characters in one, but I leave that to the casting director. I will be happily anticipating the movie.
The Host was fabulous! It was seriously hard to get started, but once you hit page 100, you are hooked! I am excited for this novel to be turned into a movie and if Kristen Stewart stars in in, I will NOT go see it. Zoey Dachanel is my pick for Melanie. She is fiesty!
If they are true to the book, this would make a spectacular movie! But, HELL NO, on casting Krystin Stewart. She's a horrible actress! Doesn't fit the role anyway.
Like mentioned, if they keep the main focus on the struggle of the soul, not the romance, then it should be great. But the marketing will be key. Just because there are zillions of teen Meyer fans doesn't mean that all her work should be polluted by media for the movie directed only at the younger age group. The Host is of course fine for teens, and fine for audiences NOT in their teens. But what I mean is that they need to take it seriously, and make a true sci fi flick from it. Dont cop out on the already formed fan base of Meyer's and try to convince the parents of said fan base (I'm talking majority here, I know plenty of over 30's Meyer fans) that this film would entertain them.
I have not read The Host so I can not give an opinion about it as a movie. I think Kristen Stewart could play any role that is put in front of her. Personally, I would like to see her in a romantic comedy or murder mystery since she has done so many of the major dramatic roles. No doubt she would be great in it though...she is very flexible in her characters and has great range. We have to remember that she recently turned 19 years old and I do not know the age of the character.
Host is a fantastic book - takes a while to get into it after reading the Twilight Saga - hopefully, since it's an adult book, the movie will add the depth needed to not be a "teen" sensation. Definitely worth the read. As a Sci-Fi fan since the age of 16, this novel exudes the twists and turns of what a futuristic Earth could look like without the ravages of war - the inner struggle of human nature to survive. So looking forward to this movie and impatiently waiting for Stephenie to write the sequel so I can follow Wanderer, Melanie, Jared, and of course, the beloved Ian and they struggle to surive here on invaded planet Earth.
I think Milla Jovovich would be perfect for this.
I enjoyed the book myself as I enjoy science fiction. Would want to see someone else do the lead in it though. I like her as Bella though. Whoever gets the lead, I will love seeing the movie! I thought the whole time I was reading this book that if it was done right, it could make one awesome movie!
This was a fantastic book! I truly enjoyed the Twilight Saga, but it has been great to explore more of Stephanie Meyers work. I hope she writes a sequel, because once again she created characters that were worth getting to know. And as much as I like Kristen Stewart as Bella, it would be wrong to ever consider casting her in this role, she does not at all fit the characteristics of Melanie/Wanderer/Wanda
Love Kristen Stewart, but ready to see someone else! It wouldnt make much sense to put her in another stephanie meyer project, since she's already got one of the biggest role these days, as Bella Swan. I say put in a new comer. Someone we havent heard of yet. Then again Zoey Deschanel might fit the part. BUT, I am all for Robert Pattinson! haha! Cant wait for this movie. I think it will be great. Stephanie Meyer is a genius!
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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