Saoirse Ronan, of Hannah and the Lovely Bones fame, has just landed the lead in the upcoming adaptation of Stephanie Meyer's other book, The Host!
Here's what it's about:
Planet-hopping parasites are inserting their silvery centipede selves into human brains, curing cancer, eliminating war and turning Earth into paradise. But some people want Earth back, warts and all, especially Melanie Stryder, who refuses to surrender, even after being captured in Chicago and becoming a host for a soul called Wanderer. Melanie uses her surviving brain cells to persuade Wanderer to help search for her loved ones in the Arizona desert.
Sounds pretty cool, but we're hoping the source material has a liiiiiittle more depth than the Twilight series did. (Just sayin'!)
However, there IS one other aspect to this project that has us listening (other than the wonderful Saoirse), and that is that the sci-fi tale is being adapted for the big screen by screenwriter/director Andrew Niccol, who did The Truman Show and Gattaca!
He could possibly be directing as well.
Combine him and Saoirse, and there just might be some awesomeness to be pulled out of it all!
Are U excited for this??
PS. "Saoirse" is pronounced "Searsha" if you were wondering!
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