Pre-production is well under way for the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s non-Twilight book The Host. Soairse Ronan has come on board to play the lead Melanie/Wanderer. And now the new company Open Road has bid to get distribution rights for the U.S.
Open Road, the upstart distribution company formed by theater chains AMC and Regal, is making its second big acquisition. Tom Ortenberg’s company is acquiring domestic distribution rights to The Host, the Andrew Niccol-directed adaptation of Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer’s novel. I’m told that the there were at least three other distributors trying to get this and that the deal will be a seven-figure minimum guarantee, a healthy P&A commitment, and gross for participants that include the author.Read more at Deadline.