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William Hurt eyes Stephenie Meyer's The Host

12.06.2011

Well, it looks like Oscar-winner William Hurt is in talks to star in the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's "The Host".  As you probably know (but don't care), "The Host" is her first new novel after "The Twilight Saga" wrapped up, and was pretty huge as well.

The synopsis of the book-

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, didn't expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

As Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she's never met. Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love.

According to EW 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 play Jared Howe and Jake Abel is Ian, who form the other sides of the usual Meyer love triangle.

My one hope is that some of the people who go to pick up this film accidentally buys Bong Joon-ho's THE HOST and are thrown off by subtitles and a badass Korean monster movie.

Source: EW

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1:11AM on 12/07/2011
At long last! Someone else likes the book! It doesn't bother me that "The Host" copies a lot of other stories; it's a genuinely good book, and better than the Twilight series. I think that despite his pretentiousness, William Hurt will do well in this role.
At long last! Someone else likes the book! It doesn't bother me that "The Host" copies a lot of other stories; it's a genuinely good book, and better than the Twilight series. I think that despite his pretentiousness, William Hurt will do well in this role.
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8:39PM on 12/06/2011
I actually read this book when it first came out before all of the ridiculous Twilight hatred... I say ridiculous because some people hate it so much that they seem to have a deep, burning issue that will someday come to a bloody end when someone mentions Twilight one to many times and they just go on a murderous rampage taking out as many people as possible before they're taken down, seriously some people probably have medical issues that started because Twilight makes them so mad which is
I actually read this book when it first came out before all of the ridiculous Twilight hatred... I say ridiculous because some people hate it so much that they seem to have a deep, burning issue that will someday come to a bloody end when someone mentions Twilight one to many times and they just go on a murderous rampage taking out as many people as possible before they're taken down, seriously some people probably have medical issues that started because Twilight makes them so mad which is just dumb and so are those people. Anyways the book was pretty interesting and yeah it might have stolen some ideas from other stories which again is absolutely unheard of as ONLY Stephenie Meyer is enough of a hack to borrow from other people right? If this movie is made right I think it will be good...and people will still hate it anyway. Unfortunately the movie probably won't be done very well, but getting William Hurt in it is a good start.
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6:51PM on 12/06/2011
He was hilarious in A History of Violence.
He was hilarious in A History of Violence.
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6:38PM on 12/06/2011
I hope William Hurt Hurt passes on it, he has too much class.
I hope William Hurt Hurt passes on it, he has too much class.
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6:04PM on 12/06/2011
So basically it's Invasion of the Body Snatchers with the same romantic bullshit Meyer introduced with her god forsaken Twilight books.
So basically it's Invasion of the Body Snatchers with the same romantic bullshit Meyer introduced with her god forsaken Twilight books.
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