The Host: The Movie

Theater Release Date: March 29, 2013

Links: Movie Facebook Page | The Host on IMDB | Buy the Book

March 29, 2013

Hi all!

The press tour is over and I'm so happy to be home. And I'm super excited that The Host is now in theaters! All of us who worked on the film are so proud of it and thrilled with how it turned out. I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it. Have a wonderful weekend!

Love,
Steph

P.S. Those of you who have watched some of the press surrounding the release of The Host have probably heard that Jake Abel is quite a good musician. Have you been feeling jealous or sad that you weren't there on set to experience his gifts? Well, feel those negative feelings no more! You can listen to his band, The Mumblers, here.

March 26, 2013

The Host Soundrack went live today on iTunes!

--Seth the Webmaster

March 19, 2013

You can watch the red carpet premiere for The Host live from from Hollywood tonight. It will be live streaming at this link: The Host Red Carpet Stream on Facebook. It starts at 6:30pm Pacific time.

Enjoy!

--Seth the Webmaster

March 12, 2013

In case you don't have your tickets to see The Host, here is a link to purchase tickets on-line: Fandango.

Just 17 days left! I'm sure you all are as excited as I am to see the movie!

--Seth the Webmaster

January 29, 2013

Some of you have probably noticed all of the fun The Host goodies that Open Road has been rolling out over the past few weeks. If you've missed any of it, check out Fandango for some cool Host Character Featurettes.

You can also see the new posters below:

The Host Believe Poster The Host Fight Poster The Host Love Poster The Host Movie Poster 2

OH! And as of today... only two more months until The Host hits theatres!

The Host 2 Month Countdown

Enjoy,
Steph

April 13, 2012

Producers of the The Host movie have released the first movie poster:

The Host movie poster

I had the amazing opportunity to visit the set of The Host this week. Stephenie invited me out to watch the movie being filmed. I had never been on a movie set, and it was a really cool experience. To me, the number of people and the amount of work that went into every take of every scene was staggering. But, all the hard work of every one involved seems to be paying off as the movie that has been filmed so far is of a very high quality. I am very excited about the movie coming out and can't wait until next March. Many of you that have been visiting Stephenie's site for the last few years know that The Host has always been my favorite of Stephenie's novels. It is very thrilling to see the movie being made. It was also a pleasure to be able to meet a couple of the stars of the film, Saoirse Ronan and Max Irons (who play Melanie/Wanda and Jared). They were very skilled and professional actors when the cameras were rolling, and then extremely nice and hilarious people in between takes.

Thanks Stephenie for a really cool vacation!

--Seth

March 19, 2012

Congratulations to our six trailer contest winners! These awesome fans will appear in The Host teaser trailer:

  • Angie Cason - Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Ethan Polson - Ankeny, Iowa
  • Linda Barnes - Dinuba, California
  • Lisa M. Hayman - Covington, Indiana
  • Cody Billingsley - Arkadelphia, Arkansas
  • Danielle Hickin - Endwell, New York

And when will you get to see all of these beautiful people? Very, very soon! The trailer will be debuting Thursday, March 22nd on-air via Access Hollywood and online via Yahoo! Movies.

For more info—and to get a peek at the faces you should be looking for—please visit the movie fan page at facebook.com/thehostmovie!

Also, they'd love for you to comment and get involved, and personally I'd love to hear what kinds of things you would most like to have a peek at as we continue with the filming. Please chime in!

Thanks, everybody!
Steph

February 17, 2012

The faces of a few lucky readers will be appearing in the upcoming The Host teaser trailer. All the rules and instructions for this contest can be found on The Host Movie Facebook page. Click on the image below to go to that page:

The Host Movie Facebook Page

February 11, 2012

First, a little tease: check back to this page soonish, as I will have some very exciting news to share about upcoming chance for you to get involved with The Host. Stay tuned!

The Host begins filming this coming Monday the thirteenth, and I am so excited. It's somewhat of a dream to have the creator and director of my favorite sci-fi film (Gattaca) helming this movie. I love the script he's written, I love his beautiful vision, and I love working with him.

I also can't say strongly enough how thrilled I am with our cast. The talent involved is unbelievable. We've been so blessed/lucky/kissed-by-fate all throughout the casting process. Wanda/Melanie is a very complicated role, and for a long time one of our biggest worries in the producer camp was finding an actress who could bring those two distinct personalities to life. And then Saoirse came along and we all quit worrying. If you've never had the pleasure of watching her act, I highly recommend her recent release, Hanna. Actually, watch her in anything she's done and you'll see what I mean. After Saoirse joined us, amazing actor after amazing actor signed on until none of us could believe our good fortune. Just the other day I got to meet William Hurt (!!) in full Jeb beard and hair, and it kind of choked me up. He looks amazing—they all look amazing!—and I can't wait to see them in action next week.

Another incredible addition to our cast—one which I believe I'm the first to announce—Maggie will be played by the wonderful Frances Fisher. Welcome, Frances, I couldn't be happier that you've chosen to join us!

Last week I got to tour the caves, too. They aren't finished yet, but wow! I've gotten to be on some fun builds before—the Eclipse mountaintop, the Cullen house, the Volturi tower, Edward and Bella's cottage (love!)—but nothing like this. It's massive and beautiful, and walking around inside is like walking around inside my imagination.

No pictures to share on this one yet. Everything is under wraps for now, but I can't wait until you can see some of the amazing things we've got underway.

So the busyness will not be ending anytime soon with all three projects currently ongoing. I'm hoping to get a little writing done at the same time, but writing on set has proved an elusive goal for me in the past year. I'm looking forward to this May, when I will officially be home for good and back here at my computer where I like to be best.

Steph

June 27, 2011

Here is the official press release announcing the release date of The Host Movie!:

Los Angeles, CA, June 27, 2011 — Open Road Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to "The Host," the big screen adaptation of Twilight series author Stephenie Meyer's best-selling novel. As previously announced, "The Host" will be directed by Andrew Niccol ("Gattaca"), who also wrote the screenplay, and will star Saoirse Ronan ("Hanna," "The Lovely Bones," "Atonement"). Open Road Films has set a March 29, 2013 release date (Easter weekend) for "The Host."

"The Host" producers are Nick Wechsler, Chockstone Pictures' Paula Mae Schwartz and Steve Schwartz, and Stephenie Meyer. Marc Butan, Jim Siebel, and Bill Johnson of Inferno Entertainment, which is handling international sales, are executive producers. Claudia Bluemhuber of Silver Reel, which is providing mezzanine financing, is also an executive producer. Roger Schwartz and Lizzy Bradford are co-producers.

Principal photography is scheduled to being in February 2012 in Louisiana and New Mexico, in anticipation of the wide release on March 29, 2013.

"The Host" is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed.

When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.

The Host, published in 2008, was Stephenie Meyer's highly anticipated follow-up to the wildly popular and acclaimed Twilight series. The book was #1 on The New York Times Bestseller List for 26 weeks. The "Twilight" film franchise, based on Stephenie Meyer's beloved and best-selling novels, has grossed over $1.4 billion in worldwide box office ticket sales to date.

Regarding Open Road Films, Stephenie Meyer stated, "I'm thrilled to be adding another fantastic partner to an already amazing group. Everyone involved has so much passion for the project. It really is a dream team."

"We are privileged to partner with Stephenie Meyer and the rest of the filmmaking team for the release of 'The Host,'" added Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films. "Nick Wechsler is a terrific producer and a long time friend and we are honored to be working with Nick and Stephenie—and the wonderful minds of Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz—to bring this epic story of hope to the big screen."

Producers Nick Wechsler, Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz commented, "We are excited about the passion that Tom Ortenberg and Open Road Films has shown for 'The Host,' and we think this is a great opportunity to be partnered with AMC and Regal at the beginning of their new joint venture."

The deal was negotiated on behalf of Open Road Films by Ortenberg, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Operations and Business Affairs, Elliott Kleinberg, and Senior Vice President of Acquistions Ben Cotner. Rena Ronson of UTA's Independent Film Group and David Fox of Myman Greenspan Fineman Fox Light LLP, along with Philip Strina of Inferno, negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers.

September 23, 2009

Hey guys, great news! The Host is on its way to the big screen:

Variety.com: "Twilight's Meyer..."

I'm so excited to be working with Nick Weschler, and Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz to bring The Host to a visual format. They've all been a dream to work with, so lovely and collaborative, and I feel like we're in a really good place to make a great movie together. And then to have Andrew Niccol writing and directing? Truly awesome. If you've never seen Gattaca, go watch it now. One of my favorite movies of all time. It's such a great example of character driven science fiction, which is ideal for The Host, no? I'm having an absolute blast imagining different dream casts, which I would post if people didn't take my silly blogs so seriously these days. I'm looking forward to seeing the cast lists you come up with in the fansite forums, and if any of them match mine.

So, very exciting. Yay Host!

XO
Steph