Is anyone else internally cringing?
I don’t really know if this is common knowledge. Maybe I’m just out of the loop but I hadn’t heard anything about this until 2 minutes ago browsing the Culture section on in The Guardian newspaper. For those of you who don’t know Stephenie Meyer’s The Host was released early 2008. A science fiction romance novel about parasites, I guess you would call them, that invade the body and take over the human race.
Feel free to take a look at the blurb:
“ Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading ‘soul’ who has been given Melanie’s body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, 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. Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves – Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body’s desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she’s never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love. ”
I immediately did a quick internet search to see if there was any other information available. The Guardian could be wrong right? Just this once?
I guess not.
According to Wikipedia (who we all know is the equivalent to God in cyberspace) states that The Host is set for release on March 29, 2013. Casting includes Saoirse Ronan who starred in The Lovely Bones and Diane Kruger known for many roles including her parts in Troy and National Treasure.
Is this even happening?
I can’t believe it, although I don’t know why. It makes sense. Stephenie Meyer is now a well-known name, and her work comes with an enormous fan base of screaming teenage girls. I’m sure the people with the film rights are rubbing their hands together with glee. But do we need another Stephenie Meyer film production?
That being said, I did actually quite like The Host as a book, I thought it was better than Twilight. But that doesn’t mean I want it turned into a blockbuster movie! Wasn’t the money from five Twilight film’s enough???
I can’t even begin to collect my thoughts and consider the repercussions of this. I’m reeling. Anyway, I’m supposed to be revising so this short and slightly disjointed post will have to do for now.
Thoughts anyone? I definitely interested in hearing your views on this!