Screenwriter and director of The Host, Andrew Niccol, talked to his hometown paper the New Zealand Herald about his current project , In Time, and his next one, The Host.
His next project will be as director and writer of The Host, adapting the best-selling novel by Twilight author Stephanie Meyer about aliens inhabiting human life forms.
“It’s a liberating feeling that I’ll be directing something I haven’t had to make up. It’ll be fun. But I have to say, Stephanie gave me her 650-page book to adapt. That’s a workout to start with but I’ve managed to get it down to a script and there are two more movies coming after the initial movie,” he says. Clearly, he enjoys a challenge. “Well, yes. At first I thought, ‘this is going to be impossible’.”
Stephenie Meyer has always said that she envisioned The Host as a trilogy: The Host, The Seeker, The Soul