“It’s a liberating feeling that I’ll be directing something I haven’t had to make up. It’ll be fun. But I have to say, Stephanie gave me her 650-page book to adapt. That’s a workout to start with but I’ve managed to get it down to a script and there are two more movies coming after the initial movie,” he says. Clearly, he enjoys a challenge. “Well, yes. At first I thought, ‘this is going to be impossible’.”
So yes, The Host is planned as a trilogy. While this is good news, I guess Stephenie Meyer had better get cracking on writing the next two books. Unless the films/books are going to take place years apart from each other, this is going to be hard to do with the same cast. I guess there is a chance that Stephenie Meyer will just tell the rest of the story through the films, opting out of writing the next two books.
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Source: The New Zealand Herald