It's been a while since we heard any news regarding this adaption. It was back in September of 2009 that we learned director Andrew Niccol would take the reigns. However, since then we haven't heard much about anything, and while Niccol (Gattaca and Lord of War) was said to be writing the script as well, his involvement as director has apparently been uncertain. Well, Deadline says he may still sit in the director's chair for the project after all. Now that we have our heroine, I'll be interested in seeing who else they cast. Just know it won't be nearly as bangin' as my cast.
These parasites invade human bodies, fuse to each person's consciousness and systematically erase their personalities. Melanie finds herself captured by the Souls and implanted by one called Wanderer, one of the more infamous of the species because she has attached herself to so many "hosts" before. Wanderer intends to use Melanie to give up the location of the remaining humans, but Melanie is relentless in her resistance to Wanderer and refuses to surrender her consciousness. In this struggle the alien apparently becomes overwhelmed by Melanie's memories and emotions and ends up reconnecting with the girl's old life and falling in love with it.
This will definitely be harder to translate on screen. I just hope they do a good job bringing this thriller to life. This could be one adaptation of Stephanie Meyer's writing that could turn out all right. We shall see.