Sussana White, remember this name! She made her feature directorial debut with Nanny McPhee Returns (Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang ) sequel, and guess what? Now, White has signed on to direct the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s sci-fi novel The Host!
That sounds good, especially since we all know that Meyer is responsible for Twilight.
Will The Host be as successful as Twilight? We have no idea, but we know that White will helm a script by Oscar-nominee Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show), while Nick Wechsler is set to co-produce the project together with Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz of Chockstone Pictures. That’s an awesome team, indeed!
Check out the synopsis of Meyer’s The Host novel:
“A race of parasitic aliens has nearly completed its benevolent conquest of the aggressive, violent human race. By implanting themselves into humans, the souls have access to all of the hosts’ memories and emotions and are indistinguishable from them. The humans do not realize they’re being taken over until it is nearly too late. Some resist the invasion, including Melanie Stryder, her brother, and her lover.
When Melanie is killed on a mission, her body is taken over by a soul named “Wanderer.” Melanie’s memories prove
overwhelming for Wanderer, who eventually succumbs to her need to search out her family. What follows is a tale of survival, friendship, and love. By discussing Earth’s invasion from the conqueror’s viewpoint, the novel takes a unique look at a fairly standard plot device.
It overcomes a slow beginning after Wanderer reaches the humans and begins to care about the ones she meets personally. She comes to love Melanie’s brother like her own, fights her body’s attraction to Melanie’s lover, and grows ever closer to another human, Ian. The humans in turn accept Wanderer as a valuable and caring individual, rather than as Melanie’s oppressor. They overcome their prejudices and begin to work together in the humans’ best interests.”
We’ll definitely keep an eye on The Host, so make sure you stay tuned!