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Max Irons Lands Other Male Lead Opposite Saoirse Ronan In Andrew Niccol's 'The Host'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 11, 2011 9:20 AM
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 "In Time" didn't quite provide the comeback that some were hoping for for writer/director Andrew Niccol, who penned "The Truman Show" and directed "Gattaca." Despite playing in the helmer's wheelhouse of big-idea sci-fi, the film was poorly received, more "S1mone" than "Lord of War," and a damp squib at the box office. Fortunately, Niccol already had his next film lined up, and it's something with an built-in fanbase that should make it a better bet, commercially at least.

Liam Hemsworth, Kit Harington, Jai Courtney, Max Irons & More Vie For 'The Host' With Saoirse Ronan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 10:02 AM
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Dane DeHaan, Thomas McDonnell, Augustus Prew & Jake Abel Also In The MixTake note, young directors. This is why you attach yourself to projects before your next movie comes out. While the middle performance and dreadful reviews for the pretty idiotic "In Time" would have sidelined any director, Andrew Niccol was savvy enough to sign on to "The Host," an adaptation of a novel by "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer and with a release date already pegged, this one is beginning to cast up.

Andrew Niccol's 'The Host' Starring Saoirse Ronan Set For March 29, 2013 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2011 6:51 AM
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We're only in the middle of 2011, but studios are looking far into the future and counting their money with flags already being planted in 2013. “Elysium,” “Oz" The Great and Powerful,” “Iron Man 3,” “Oblivion,” "R.I.P.D." and "Fast & Furious 6" are already scheduled, and now one more has joined the ranks of the slowly filling 2013 calendar.
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Schumacher's 'Trespass,' Niccol's 'The Host' & Hackford's 'Parker' All Find Homes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2011 6:59 AM
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It seems that these days, major studios aren't interested in making or distributing a movie unless it can be franchised or easily sold to the movie-buying public. So no surprise that three new projects with stars attached have found their way to smaller shingles.

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.

Susanna White To Direct Adaptation Of Stephenie Meyer's 'The Host'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2011 9:59 AM
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While Andrew Niccol has worked closely with Stephenie Meyer on the script and was in line to direct, he's now busy with his sci-fi thriller "Now," and the task of directing an adapting of the "Twilight" author's non-Bella-and-Edward-and-Jacob-related book "The Host" has fallen to another.

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