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Interview: Director Andrew Niccol Talks Humor In ‘The Host,’ Franchise Expectations & Separating The Film From ‘Twilight’

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 26, 2013 12:01 PM
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From 1997’s “Gattaca” to his more recent Justin Timberlake-led actioner “In Time,” director Andrew Niccol has made a habit of taking unique, conceptual sci-fi ideas and attempting them on a Hollywood stage. His latest film, an adaptation of author Stephenie Meyer’s “The Host” aims to do that as well; however, unlike those past efforts, he now has to deal with both a massive fanbase and a central love triangle.

New 'In Time' Posters & Footage: Justin Timberlake Says Andrew Niccol Creates "Thrill Rides"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 21, 2011 12:06 PM
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Comic-Con, full swing, check. 20th Century Fox's "In Time," the new sci-fi film by "Gattaca" director Andrew Niccol just released an official first look photo of its stars Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried earlier this week, and with the picture doing the hawk-and-sell rounds at the Con, it's only natural that more assets are hitting.

Andrew Niccol Confirmed To Direct Saoirse Ronan In 'The Host'

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • May 12, 2011 10:34 AM
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There's only a handful of people right now who can rush a project through development, and apparently, one of these people is "Twilight" series writer Stephenie Meyer.

Saoirse Ronan Takes Dual Roles In 'The Host'; Andrew Niccol Might Return To Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 6:21 AM
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Well here's some Saoirse Ronan news we didn't expect. Though it's largely assumed -- but still not confirmed -- that she will be re-teaming with Peter Jackson with a role in "The Hobbit" and Joe Wright is waiting on her for "Anna Karenina," Ronan's next announced project is neither of those and something quite different instead.

Bella Heathcote Joins 'Twylight Zones' & 'Cogan's Trade' With Brad Pitt

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2010 8:57 AM
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Newcomer Bella Heathcote is having a good week. Less than a day after it was revealed that the actress was among the frontrunners to land the plum, titular role in "Snow White & The Huntsman" (more on that in a second) now comes word that she will be appearing in two very high-profile upcoming projects.

Alex Pettyfer Joins 'Now,' Added To List For 'Giant Killer' & Set To Star In Biopic Of James Hunt

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2010 4:05 AM
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Matt Bomer Also Joins 'Now'; Max Irons Also In The Mix For 'Giant Killer'When the New York Times reported over the weekend, in the midst of their article about DreamWorks, that Alex Pettyfer, the lead in the upcoming teens-and-aliens flick "I Am Number Four," was being groomed as the next Shia LaBeouf, we believed it. Now Monday morning, the actor has joined one high profile project, is being considered for another and is attached to a developing biopic. Not bad for an actor that until now was best known for playing the lead in "Alex Rider: Stormbreaker."

First Look: Amanda Seyfried And Justin Timberlake In Andrew Niccol's Sci-Fi Thriller 'Now'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 28, 2010 2:55 AM
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Here's a first look at Amanda Seyfried rocking a red bob with a very un-Sean Parker-like Justin Timberlake on the set of Andrew Niccol's sci-fi thriller possibly titled "Now."

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