Producers Nick Wechsler, Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz have acquired screen rights to “The Host,” the first adult novel written by “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer says Variety.
Meyer’s novel is a love story set in the near future on Earth, which has been assimilated by an alien species of benevolent parasites that call themselves “Souls.”
One such soul, the Wanderer, is fused with a dying human named Melanie Stryder, in an attempt to locate the last pocket of surviving humans on Earth.
Andrew Niccol (“Gattaca,” “The Cross”) will write the script and direct the adaptation.
The producing trio are also responsible for upcoming film adaptations of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” and Pete Takada’s “An Eye at the Top of the World”.