Der Roman "Seelen" (OT: "The Host") von Stephenie Meyer wird verfilmt...
Planet Erde, irgendwann in der Zukunft.
Fast die gesamte Menschheit ist von sogenannten Seelen besetzt. Diese nisten sich in die menschlichen Körper ein und übernehmen sie vollständig - nur wenige Menschen leisten noch Widerstand und überleben in den Bergen, Wüsten und Wäldern. Eine von ihnen ist Melanie (Saoirse Ronan). Als sie schließlich doch gefasst wird, wehrt sie sich mit aller Kraft dagegen, aus ihrem Körper verdrängt zu werden und teilt ihn fortan notgedrungen mit der Seele Wanda. Verzweifelt kämpft sie darum, ihren Geliebten Jared (Max Irons) wiederzufinden, der sich mit anderen Rebellen in der Wüste versteckt hält - und im Bann von Melanies leidenschaftlichen Gefühlen und Erinnerungen sehnt sich auch Wanda mehr und mehr nach Jared, den sie nie getroffen hat. Bis sie sich in Ian (Jake Abel) verliebt... Der ungewöhnliche Kampf zweier Frauen, die sich einen Körper teilen müssen, eine hinreißende Liebesgeschichte und die wohl erste Dreiecksgeschichte mit nur zwei Körpern...
Die Dreharbeiten sollen im Februar 2012 beginnen... Die "The Host"-Verfilmung soll am 29. März 2013 in die US-Kinos kommen, wobei das ganze Filmprojekt als Trilogie angelegt ist...
Bei CS! gibt es ein Video & Poster zur Verfilmung von Stephenie Meyer's "The Host" aka "Seelen"...
Der "The Host" / "Seelen" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!!
Frances Fisher [..] will star in the sic-fi feature written by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer. Fisher joins Diane Kruger, Saoirse Ronan and Jake Abel in the cast and will play Maggie, a stern aunt to Melanie (Ronan) and sister to Uncle Jeb (William Hurt). They are among the few human survivors of a parasitic alien species called the Souls which have plagued Earth. [...] Fisher is best known for her roles in Titanic, Unforgiven, The Lincoln Lawyer, and In The Valley Of Elah. [...]
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Diane Kruger is negotiating to star alongside Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons and Jake Abel in The Host, the Andrew Niccol-directed adaptation of the Stephenie Meyer science fiction novel. The film takes place at a time when a parasitic alien species called The Souls has just about wiped out the human population. The Inglourious Basterds star will play The Seeker, who is charged with overseeing the conversion of a young rebel soldier (Ronan) whose consciousness has been infiltrated by Wanderer, a soul that has taken control of bodies and minds but who is daunted by the young human’s spirit - and obsessed with the memories of her boyfriend and her brother - and sets out to track them down. The Seeker pursues her, knowing that the conversion of the rebel will lead to the discovery and eradication of the rebel movement.
Kruger had been a candidate for a lead role in Universal’s Oblivion but withdrew from consideration and took The Host. While it’s based on one novel by Twilight Saga author Meyer, the movie is being set up as a trilogy. Open Road acquired U.S. distribution rights last year and production will start shortly for a March 29, 2013 release. Nick Wechsler, Chockstone Pictures’ Paula Mae Schwartz and Steve Schwartz are producing with Meyer. [...]
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Oscar-winning actor William Hurt is in talks to join Andrew Niccol’s film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s sci-fi novel The Host, according to a source close to the production. Hurt would play the pivotal role of Jeb, eccentric uncle to Saoirse Ronan’s Melanie Stryder, whose brain is hijacked by the soul of an alien being known as Wanderer. Jeb is one of the grizzled leaders of the human survivalists fighting the alien invasion.
Max Irons will portray Jared Howe, and Jake Abel has been cast as Ian, the two men who help form a complicated Meyer-esque love triangle with Melanie.
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[...] The important role of Jared Howe will be played by 26-year-old actor Max Irons, EW has learned.
Irons, son of Oscar-winning and golden-throated actor Jeremy Irons, was last seen in this year’s Red Riding Hood. For this project, he joins director Andrew Niccol (In Time, Gattaca) and the long-attached Saoirse Ronan, who will play Melanie Stryder, a young woman who shares her body with an alien force known as Wanderer. Since no Meyer novel is complete without some complicated relationship geometry, Jake Abel has been cast in the role of Ian, a man who falls in love with Wanderer despite the fact that she is in the body of Melanie who is in love with Jared. Fans of the book, may I suggest you start preparing your visual aids and PowerPoint explanations now.
The film will begin shooting in February in Louisiana and then New Mexico and will mark one of the first productions for Open Road Films, a young distribution company backed by AMC and Regal theater chains.
Open Road Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to The Host, the big screen adaptation of "Twilight" series author Stephenie Meyer's best-selling novel. As previously announced, The Host will be directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca), who also wrote the screenplay, and will star Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, The Lovely Bones, Atonement). Open Road Films has set a March 29, 2013 release date (Easter weekend) for the film.
The Host producers are Nick Wechsler, Chockstone Pictures' Paula Mae Schwartz and Steve Schwartz, and Stephenie Meyer. Marc Butan, Jim Siebel, and Bill Johnson of Inferno Entertainment, which is handling international sales, are executive producers. Claudia Bluemhuber of Silver Reel, which is providing mezzanine financing, is also an executive producer. Roger Schwartz and Lizzy Bradford are co-producers. [...]
Andrew Niccol is returning to the world of The Host, Variety reports.
Though Niccol originally provided the screenplay, Susanna White ("Generation Kill," Nanny McPhee Returns) was set to direct the adaptation of Stephanie Meyer's novel. Plans seem to have changed, though, and Niccol will now helm the project as well. [...]
The Host is set to star Saoirse Ronan in the lead and will no doubt aim to capture some of the success of the billion-dollar "Twilight" franchise, the next sequel to which, Breaking Dawn - Part I is slated to hit theaters on November 18th. [...]
Saoirse Ronan has scored the leading role in the upcoming adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's The Host, Deadline reports.
The novel, released in 2008, represents the first full-length work from Meyer after her overwhelmingly popular "The Twilight Saga." The plot is officially described as follows:
Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed.
When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, 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.
Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind 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 begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.
Ronan, who most recently appeared in Hanna, will play Melanie with Susanna White ("Generation Kill," Nanny McPhee Returns) attached to direct.
With a script from Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, the upcoming Now), The Host will no doubt aim to capture some of the success of the billion-dollar "Twilight" franchise [...]
Producers Nick Wechsler, Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz have used their own money to acquire screen rights to "The Host," the first adult novel written by Stephenie Meyer, author of the "Twilight" series.
Andrew Niccol willwrite the script and direct.
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.
Wechsler and the Schwartzes are separately teamed on "The Road," the John Hillcoat-directed adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel that will be released Nov. 25 by the Weinstein Co. They are also producing the Paul Schrader-scripted "The Dying of the Light" and an adaptation of Pete Takada book "An Eye at the Top of the World," which Ryne Douglas Pearson is adapting.
In addition to writing four volumes of the "Twilight" series, Meyer has been heavily involved in the screen transfers, and she spurned several overtures for "The Host." The producers continued lobbying the author and her UTA reps with a significant offer, a strong vision for the project and a collaborative spirit. Meyer eventually said yes.
In fact, Niccol first came under consideration after Wechsler and the Schwartzes asked Meyer what her favorite science fiction films are. "Gattaca" and "The Truman Show" were in her top five; Niccol wrote and directed "Gattaca" and scripted the Peter Weir-directed "The Truman Show."
Niccol most recently wrote and directed Orlando Bloom starrer "The Cross."
"We wanted Stephenie to be involved in the adaptation and have her endorse and be part of the creative decisions," Wechsler said. "Twilight" has "proven she knows more about what works than most."
Summit releases the second adaptation of Meyers' vampire series, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," on Nov. 20.
Niccol is repped by CAA.
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861 Seiten (August 2008)
Audiobook auf 8 Audio-CDs (Lesung von Ulrike Grote)
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