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New Pictures From the Host
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July 7, 2012 posted by Nichole

New Pictures From the Host

 We’ve all been dying for The Host to hit theaters on March 29, 2013. A few pictures from the set have been leaked every now and then, but not enough to really satisfy us. Thankfully, there are two more pictures from The Host to last us for now.  Take a look below:

 

What do you guys think? Like them? Hate them? I really like the landscape that they chose for the movie. In my opinion, it fits PERFECTLY! I can’t wait for this movie to hit theaters!

Here’s a synopsis of The Host for those of you who have not read the books:

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. 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.

That’s all for now, folks. See you next time!

The Host Pictures and Trailer Premiere
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April 4, 2012 posted by Nichole

The Host Pictures and Trailer Premiere

As most of you know, Stephanie Meyer’s novel, The Host, is set to hit theaters on March 29, 2013. Some of you have read and reread the novel multiple times, dying to watch it come to life on the big screen. Well, we have something to make the wait a little bit better. Below are the first four pictures and first teaser trailer of The Host.

    

 

So, what do you guys think? Love them? Hate them? I was a little disappointed with the teaser trailer, but that was only to be expected since contest winners had the chance to have their pictures shown in the trailer. I like the pictures, though! I was a little nervous about Saoirse Ronan playing the part of Melanie, but, so far, I am impressed. I am excited for more teaser trailers in the future. I cannot wait to hear what you guys think!

That’s all for now, folks. See you next time!

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February 22, 2011 posted by Christina

yaFlicks News Round Up #3

When Hollywood is looking for the next big thing, they often turn to the world of literature for inspiration.

With so many of our favorite YA book titles leaving their prized places on our bookshelves for a stint on the silver screen, it can be hard to keep track of them all.

Here’s the latest news from Hollywood, from the big screen, to your screen.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Release Date: March 23, 2012

Director: Gary Ross
Producer: Nina Jacobsen
Casting Director: Debra Zane
Studio: Lionsgate

Casting and other rumors: If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from keeping an eye on book to movie news is that IMDB.com is full of lies. It’s a bit like wikipedia, anyone with a pro account can edit the information about casting details etc. As of yet none of the characters have been cast yet.

Names such as Hailee Steinfield, Chloe Moretz, Alyson Stoner (ugh please no), Alex Pettyfer (double ugh no) and Elle Fanning have been thrown around but so far all of those are just rumors.

There was also a story going around that the movie would be filmed in North Carolina, which according to Lionsgate is also untrue.

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Release Date: 2012

Director: Scott Charles Stewart

Casting and other rumors: The same deal with people sabotaging IMDB applies to The Mortal Instruments movie. As of yet only Lily Collins is an official cast member, who will be playing the lead character Clary Fray.

The most talked about casting rumor is of course Alex Pettyfer as Jace, which as I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a fan of the idea (for reasons such as too old, too many franchises already etc). At the moment it’s still a rumor, though he has mentioned that he’s read the books, the script and has spoken with director Scott Charles Stewart. We’ll see.

Other (probably false) rumors include Gaspard Ulliel as Alec and Darren Criss as Magnus.

I Am Number Four

Release Date: 18 February 2011 (out now)

Director: D.J. Caruso (Disturbia)
Producer: Michael Bay (Transformers)

Starring: Alex Pettyfer (I know, I know, I’m mentioning him again, but he’s actually in this one!), Dianna Agron (Glee) and Teresa Palmer

I wasn’t a fan of this book but thought the movie had promise. From the few reviews I’ve read it’s not getting a great response. A few cheesy lines, key information lost in the translation of book to screen and too many explosions (well, come on, Michael Bay is involved, there were bound to be explosions). But, I know some people did enjoy it, I’m hoping to check it out soon for myself and find out.

Bits and pieces –

The adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s sci-fi novel The Host is making slow progress by announcing earlier this month that Susanna White has signed up as the director.

Looks like Selena Gomez has been cast to play Hannah in the adaptation of Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher which has been an unpopular choice with fans.

Emma Watson has confirmed she will be starring in The Perks of Being a Wallflower which will start filming in the summer

The movie rights to Veronica Roth’s Divergent have been picked up by billionaires Meg Ellisson. It’s not clear yet which studio will be working on the project buy Summit and Columbia Pictures are possibilities

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and directed by Baz Luhrman (Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet) is set to be filmed in Sydney, Australia and in 3D, which not everyone is thrilled about. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy and Tobey Maguire as the narrator.

The Host: A Movie
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September 29, 2009 posted by Nikki

The Host: A Movie

We understand that we’re a little slow on the uptake with this one, but Stephenie Meyer has announced that her only non-Twilight related book, The Host, is officially being made into a film.

From Stephenie Meyer’s website:

“I’m so excited to be working with Nick Weschler, and Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz to bring The Host to a visual format. They’ve all been a dream to work with, so lovely and collaborative, and I feel like we’re in a really good place to make a great movie together. And then to have Andrew Niccol writing and directing? Truly awesome. If you’ve never seen Gattaca, go watch it now. One of my favorite movies of all time. It’s such a great example of character driven science fiction, which is ideal for The Host, no? I’m having an absolute blast imagining different dream casts, which I would post if people didn’t take my silly blogs so seriously these days. I’m looking forward to seeing the cast lists you come up with in the fansite forums, and if any of them match mine.”

So what do we think Meyer fans? Love it, or hate it?