Producers Nick Wechsler, Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz have used their own money to acquire screen rights to "The Host," the first adult novel written by Stephenie Meyer, author of the "Twilight" series. Andrew Niccol will write the script and direct.

Wechsler and the Schwartzes are separately teamed on "The Road," the John Hillcoat-directed adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel that will be released Nov. 25 by the Weinstein Co. They are also producing the Paul Schrader-scripted "The Dying of the Light" and an adaptation of Pete Takada book "An Eye at the Top of the World," which Ryne Douglas Pearson is adapting.

In addition to writing four volumes of the "Twilight" series, Meyer has been heavily involved in the screen transfers, and she spurned several overtures for "The Host." The producers continued lobbying the author and her UTA reps with a significant offer, a strong vision for the project and a collaborative spirit. Meyer eventually said yes.

"We wanted Stephenie to be involved in the adaptation and have her endorse and be part of the creative decisions," Wechsler said. "Twilight" has "proven she knows more about what works than most."

Summit releases the second adaptation of Meyers' vampire series, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," on Nov. 20.


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Comment by MrsCullen on September 23, 2009 at 11:38am
cool
Comment by LochNessieMonster on September 23, 2009 at 1:06pm
today is a happy day =]
Comment by GBY4EVR on September 23, 2009 at 2:10pm
Lola read it. I recomended. If you read Twilight you are going to like this one.
Comment by RahimaCullen on September 23, 2009 at 3:01pm
I LOVED THE HOST!
sooo good!omg i cnt wait to see ir :D
Comment by jul_13cullen on September 23, 2009 at 11:31pm
for 2 days, I thought this book is better than twilight
Love it ! but still twilight is the best
this is the second best book I ever read
Comment by Myra on September 24, 2009 at 7:49pm
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! they cant do that!!!!!! they are ganna mess it up as bad as they messed up Twilight! Twilight was the best book till all the cucu ppl took over i cant believe thats ganna happen to the Host :( am really sad to hear this :( sucks butt :(

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