June 28, 2011

The Host Movie Gets A Release Date

According to The Hollywood Reporter Stephenie Meyer's book, The Host, has gotten a release date!

Here is what THR had to say:
Open Road Films has closed a deal for U.S. distribution rights to Saoirse Ronan
starrer The Host—based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling novel—and will
release
the film on March 29, 2013.

Saoirse Ronan to Star in Film
Adaptation of
Stephenie Meyer's 'The Host'Saoirse Ronan: 5 Things to
Know-It’s the first Open
Road Films title to be dated. The distribution
company, headed by veteran
executive Tom Ortenberg, is a joint venture of
AMC Entertainment and Regal
Entertainment.

Director Andrew Niccol is
scheduled to begin being
shooting The Host in February 2012 in Louisiana and
New Mexico from his adapted
screenplay.

The Host producers are Nick
Wechsler, Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz and Stephenie Meyer. Marc Butan,
Jim Siebel and Inferno Entertainment’s Bill Johnson are executive producers,
with Inferno handling international sales.

“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,” Meyer said in a
statement.

Shooting in Louisiana? I am definitely going to have to keep tabs on that! I hope it is close to me so I can take a peek!

--Ashes

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