Finally an article that sums up what we have been waiting for from Cannes. As we know, Stephenie Meyer traveled to Cannes with the Inferno team to market the film to potential buyers. Many international distributors have eagerly picked up the rights to The Host. Here is the list as it stands now:
Britain – Entertainment Film Distributors (Anyone else amused that they used the slang term for Britain in the article?)
France – Metropolitan Filmexport
Spain - DeAPlaneta
Germany and Switzerland - TeleMunchen
Italy – Eagle
Benelux – Independent Films
Australia – Hoyts
Greece and Cyprus – Italia Film
Iceland – Sam Film
Russia – West
Israel – United King
Portugal – Lusomundo
Scandinavia – Mis Label
Turkey – Italia Film
Latin America – Swen
Hong Kong – Tomson Intl.
China – Fundamental Films
Canada and South Korea are close to having finalized distribution deals.
No US rights have been sold yet! Stay tuned.
Saoirse Ronan is still attached to the project, but may still be in talks.
The article also says that the filmmakers are looking at January 2012 as a start date. Looks like we may have The Host movie in late 2012 or early 2013 (my estimation).