It has come to my attention that the film, Now (starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried), has a new release date. It has been postponed from September 30, 2011 to October 28, 2011. Why is this pertinent to The Host movie? Andrew Niccol is writing and directing Now, and he will be writing and directing The Host. So this news may push back The Host yet again. Now is still currently filming. Synopsis of Now:
Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there’s a catch: you’re genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich “earn” decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo’s love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system.