It looks like the search for The Seeker might be over.
Diane Kruger, who recently played a German actress and undercover Allies ally in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds," is in talks to join the film adaptation of Stephanie Meyer's non-"Twilight" novel, "The Host," according to Deadline.
Kruger has been offered the role of The Seeker in the romantic sci-fi drama that chronicles the hostile alien takeover of 'The Souls,' parasitic creatures that invade the mind and body of their human hosts. The Seeker is in charge of overseeing the conversion of Mel Stryder (Saoirse Ronan), a rebel soldier whose takeover by the alien known as Wanderer is experiencing some complications due to the parasite's own fascination with Mel's memories -- particularly those involving the men in her life, boyfriend Jared (Max Irons) and brother Jamie.
(Trust us, it's not as complicated or even as far-out as it sounds -- and we highly recommend reading it if you haven't already!)
Deadline also mentions that "The Host" is being set up as a trilogy -- whether this means that the one novel will be divided into three movie installments (we could see two; three is a bit of a stretch) or if this refers to Meyer's plans to write two more books (tentatively titled "The Soul" and "The Seeker") remains to be seen.
The Seeker would be a great role for Diane Kruger, who's recently been up for parts in such high-profile films as "Oblivion" and "Man of Steel" but hasn't been able to lock any of them down for one reason or another. Sheesh, the woman once played Helen of Troy, the most beautiful woman in the world, so she should definitely be working more!
Production on "The Host" will commence soon under the direction of Andrew Niccol ("In Time") with a look toward a release date of March 29, 2013.