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Lionsgate Adapting “Down a Dark Hall” With Stephenie Meyer

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Lionsgate has officially acquired the rights to “Down a Dark Hall.” The popular 1974 young adult novel is heading for the big screen with Stephenie Meyer, the author of “Twilight” signed on as producer. The novel was written by Lois Duncan.

“Down a Dark Hall” follows a young girl, Kit Gordy, who is a new student at the exclusive Blackwood Boarding School. There she confronts the school’s supernatural occurrences and dark powers of its headmistress.

Meghan Hibbett will also produce with Meyer with their Fickle Fish Films banner. They have hired Michael Goldback to write the screenplay. He will be aided by Chris Sparling who is set to do “additional writing on the script.” Rodrigo Cortes will direct.

The author of the book, Duncan, has had other works previously adapted into popular films. The horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer as well as the children’s film Hotel for Dogs are both based on her novels. 

Currently there is no word on when the project will go into production. The studio has not announced who they are eyeing for the lead roles or an anticipated release date.

First Official Poster For The Host Revealed

The Host, the upcoming adaptation of the 2008 novel written by Twilight author, Stephenie Meyer, has finally revealed its official poster which you can see above.

Meyer’s novel and the upcoming film is a little more sci-fi than her previous multimillion dollar franchise, Twilight. Here is an official description of the novel:

“The Host” is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. 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.

When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.

The film is being produced by Open Road Films and is being directed by Andrew Niccol.

The Host cast, headed by Saoirse Ronan as the main character, includes:

  • Saoirse Ronan as Melanie Stryder/Wanderer
  • Max Irons as Jared Howe
  • Diane Kruger as The Seeker
  • Jake Abel as Ian O’Shea
  • Chandler Canterbury as Jamie Stryder
  • William Hurt as Jeb Stryder
  • Boyd Holbrook as Kyle O’Shea
  • Frances Fisher as Maggie Stryder
  • Scott Lawrence as Doc

The Host is expected to hit theaters on March 29th, 2013.

You can also see the trailer for the film below:

Watch The New Teaser Clip From Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2

Summit Entertainment made a smart decision a few weeks ago when they decided to air the first official trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 during the previews for The Hunger Games. But they also released a short tease clip for the trailer that will hit theaters on Friday. The clip is only 14 seconds long, but that is enough to appease twihards till Friday.

Part 2 will open in theaters on November 16th and is also directed by Bill Condon with the script coming from Melissa Rosenberg. The film is based on the fourth novel in the Twilight book series, written by Stephenie Meyer.

The official plot for Part 2 continues after the birth of Bell and Edwards daughter, Renesmee. Bella is now official a vampire and is enjoying her new life and abilities. Problems ensue (And not because Jacob is creepily in love with their daughter) when vampire Irina, thinks Renesmee is an immortal child. Creating vampire children has been outlawed by the Volturi. They promptly decide to destroy Renesmee and the Cullens. But in order to survive, the Cullens gather other vampire clans from around the world to help prove that Renesemee isn’t an immortal child and protect their family.

The Cast of Part 2 Includes:

All actors listed for Part 1 will reprise their roles in Part 2.

  • Mackenzie Foy as Renesmee Cullen, Edward and Bella’s daughter who is half-human half-vampire, imprinted on by Jacob Black (werewolf/shape-shifter). She can transmit her thoughts into one’s mind through words and/or pictures.
  • Dakota Fanning as Jane, a loyal servant to the Volturi
  • Cameron Bright as Alec, a loyal servant to the Volturi
  • Charlie Bewley as Demetri, a loyal servant to the Volturi
  • Daniel Cudmore as Felix, a loyal servant to the Volturi
  • Noel Fisher as Vladimir, one of the twelve founders of the ancient, but deceased, Romanian coven
  • Guri Weinberg as Stefan, one of the twelve founders of the Romanian coven
  • Lee Pace as Garrett, an adventurous nomad
  • Joe Anderson as Alistair, a solitary nomad
  • Judi Shekoni as Zafrina, a member of the Amazon coven
  • Tracey Huggins as Senna, a member of the Amazon coven
  • J.D. Pardo as Nahuel, a vampire hybrid
  • Rami Malek as Benjamin, a member of the Egyptian coven

You can see the teaser clip below:

Frances Fisher Joins The Host

Frances Fisher joins the cast of Andrew Niccol’s The Host. The project which is being helmed by Open Road Films is based on the 2008 novel of the same name, written by author Stephenie Meyer, of The Twilight Saga fame.

I was crestfallen too when I realized this wasn’t a Hollywood adaptation of Joon-Ho Bong’s 2006 cult classic film, The Host.

Here is a synopsis of The Host from the official Stephenie Meyer website:

“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.”

Touted by Meyer’s as ‘Science fiction for people who don’t like science fiction’ it again tries to blend in genres from different walks of life. This time turning science-fiction horror into a romance story. It’s the romantic version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Here the parasites in your head will fight with you over the man you love. A far stretch from supernatural creatures fighting over a girl.

So that’s another nerd area of interest that’s been co-opted into teeny romance. First it was vampires, then it was zombies, now it’s science-fiction in general. What’s next? Chainsaw for hands action heroes that treat women with respect? Where will the sub-genre of blood obsessed nerds; which I dub Dark Nerd; take us next? What used to be the realm of socially inept males with no future romantic prospects has slowly turned into the goldmine for the romance infusion. The target demographic of teenage girls. Are these the girls that were raised by their single parent dads? The ones that manned up and took care of their daughters, only to infect them with their nerd values? Somehow I picture a D&D based romance coming on the horizon.

You know what would really bother me? A production company making a romantic bastardization of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac. I can picture it now, teenage girls swooning over goth pretty boys with a unholy preference for knives.

Fisher will play the role of Maggie Stryder, Melanie’s aunt. Included in this film are Jake Abel, Max Irons, Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger and William Hurt. The movie is expected to hit theaters a few months after the end of the Vampire era, March 29, 2013.

Diane Kruger Teams With New Stephenie Meyer Film

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You may know Diane Kurger from National Treasure and Inglourious Basterds. But now the actress is heading to the realm of Stephenie Meyer book adaptations. She has joined the cast of the upcoming adaptation, The Host which is a 2008 novel written by Twilight author, Stephenie Meyer.  Continue reading

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Sneak Peak?

When you think of a sneak peak for an upcoming film, you usually think it will be at a theater or on a dvd release right? Well Target stores have decided to exclusively debut the sneak peak of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 at its stores. So if you haven’t had enough of Bella and Edwards weird romance, then the sneak peak is something you will definitely want to be present for. Note, however, you will need tickets to the event though so plan ahead if you want to watch it. Continue reading

Max Irons Chosen to Love Stephenie Meyer’s Host

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Stephenie Meyer’s The Host continues to head towards the big screen and Max Irons, son of Oscar winner Jeremy Irons, has snagged the role for one of the two male leads in the film. Considering this is Meyer’s only non-Twilight book to date, all eyes are on this adaptation to see if lighting can strike twice.

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Hunger Games and Game of Thrones Stars Eyed for Stephenie Meyer’s The Host

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Stephenie Meyer’s little Twilight story hogs a lot of the spotlight these days, but the author isn’t all about sparkly vampires and scorned werewolves. Meyer also took a spin down the sci-fi road with The Host, and now big names from both The Hunger Games and HBO’s Game of Thrones are being looked at as male leads for the extra-terrestrial possession adventure.

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