Variety reported that producers Nick Wechsler and Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz have secured the movie rights to “The Host,” the first adult novel by “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer.
The producers used their own money to buy the rights, and Andrew Niccol will write the script and direct the upcoming film.
“The Host” is a love story set in the future in which the earth has been taken over by an alien race called the “Souls.”
Variety further reported that Wechsler and the Schwartzes also teamed on “The Road,” a movie adaptation of a Cormac McCarthy novel. That film is coming out November 25.
Variety said Niccol read the book and jumped at the assignment.
“We wanted Stephenie to be involved in the adaptation, and have her endorse and be part of the creative decisions” Wechsler said tot he magazine. “`Twilight’ has proven she more more about what works than most.”