The rights to Meyer’s SF novel were nabbed by the producing team behind upcoming post apocalypse flick, The Road – Nick Wechsler, Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz. The book features a bizarre love triangle, when a race of aliens invade earth by bonding with human hosts. The heroine, Melanie, turns out to be an unusually strong-willed and reluctant Host, and the parasite inside her soon finds itself falling for Melanie’s old boyfriend, Jared, the leader of a resistance group.
According to Variety Meyer had been approached by various companies for the rights to Host but had been holding out. Apparently what finally swayed her was the idea of Niccol directing the film, because Gattaca and The Truman Show are two of her favourite films (no mention of what she thinks of Si1mOne, though).