Stephenie Meyer has a new interview [via THR] in which she talks about the possibility of writing ‘The Host’ sequels.
With THR, Meyer talks about the difficulties between switching from making ‘The Host’ movie to writing the next book, saying, “ It’s really tough. I mean, it’s such a different kind of creative expenditure. When you’re working on the movies, it’s very collaborative, there’s a lot of other people involved, and you sort of put in your two cents where you can and consult a bit. When you’re writing, it’s all you all the time and it is interesting to have the actors in the back of my head and think, ‘Anything that I write down, they may have to do. It’s a little bit more challenging to have that distraction.” She adds that she’s not very far along on the second book, saying, “ It’s been a really challenging last year. There just hasn’t been a lot of time for writing.”
She talks about where she sees the story progressing, saying, “Not having written it doesn’t mean you don’t know everything that’s going to happen. I have very detailed outlines, I do a lot of outlining to the point where there’s dialogue in my outlines. The outline for this is about 50 pages long. It gets very in depth. So I know exactly what’s going to happen, There’s a lot you can do with a science fiction world. There’s a lot of exploration you can do, so there’s a lot of different directions.”
The film, written and directed by Andrew Niccol, will be released in March of 2013 and star Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, William Hurt, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger, and Frances Fisher.