In a big acquisition for a fledgling indie distributor, U.S distribution rights to Twilight
writer Stephenie Meyer's horror bestseller The Host
have gone to Open Road
, which is owned by exhibitors AMC and Regal, reports Deadline.
Saoirse Ronan stars as alien fighter Melanie Stryder in Gattaca writer-director Andrew Niccol's adaptation. Open Road's first acquisition was Killer Elite, starring Clive Owen.