It was looking like, come March 2013, two different alien-related book adaptations were set to hit the big screen within weeks of one another. Summit has made a scheduling adjustment, which means the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s The Host won’t have buggers to battle at the box office when it makes its March 29 debut.
Those anxiously awaiting the release of the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’sEnder’s Game in theaters will likely be disappointed to learn that Summit has pushed the Gavin Hood directed film from its originally scheduled release date of March 13, 2013 to November 1, 2013.
While I’m a little sad to have to wait longer for Ender’s Game, it will be a good thing for The Host to be alone in the sci-fi spotlight when it hits theaters in March. And although I did appreciate the irony of Stephenie Meyer’s sci-fi movie adaptation dueling with the same of one of her most favorite authors, it’s nice that they won’t have to ‘duke it out’ at the box office now.