Open Road To Acquire U.S. Distribution On Stephenie Meyer's 'The Host'



Open Road, the upstart distribution company formed by theater chains AMC and Regal, is making its second big acquisition. Tom Ortenberg's company is acquiring domestic distribution rights to The Host, the Andrew Niccol-directed adaptation of Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer's novel. I'm told that the there were at least three other distributors trying to get this and that the deal will be a seven-figure minimum guarantee, a healthy P&A commitment, and gross for participants that include the author.
Saoirse Ronan is set to play heroine Melanie Stryder, one of the last humans putting up a fight against an alien species called Souls, parasites that invade human bodies, fuse to each person's consciousness and systematically erase their personalities. Melanie is captured by the aliens and implanted by a Soul called Wanderer. While Wanderer's goal is to get Melanie to give up the remaining pockets of humans, the alien finds Melanie to be unique in her unwillingness to surrender her consciousness. Wanderer is so overwhelmed by Melanie's memories and feelings that she is driven to reconnect with Melanie's old life, which includes falling for Melanie’s boyfriend. The result is a complex, romantic and emotional human/alien love triangle. Nick Wechsler, Meyer, Paula Mae Schwartz and Steve Schwartz are producing. Inferno's Marc Butan, Jim Seibel and Bill Johnson are exec producers and Roger Schwartz is co-producer.

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Comment by Sera Provenzano on June 20, 2011 at 9:04pm
cant wait to see how they do the movie compared to the book!! exciting!
Comment by Nellie Hjertstrand on June 21, 2011 at 1:25am
I wonder how they are going to seperate Wanda's thoughts from Melanie's...
Comment by Twilighter76 on June 21, 2011 at 3:42am
Can't wait for this ! And I love that Stephenie gives new start up companies a chance with her movies. She can always give it to a huge company but she doesn't and I love that !
Comment by Klarisa Childers on June 21, 2011 at 6:39am
I can't wait to see what they do with this. I hope its not too much longer that they start filming. I'm going crazy trying to get my Stephenie fix. And after BD pt 2. There is no new fix until The Host movie. :( I'm dying for a new Step. book!
Comment by The Mockingjay on June 21, 2011 at 7:49am
I read The Host, but I don't know if I'm interested in a Host movie or not.


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