Stephanie Meyer’s was responsible for the Twilight novels and her latest novel to be adapted to the big screen in The Host. Directed by Andrew Niccol, who’s previous films include In Time and Gattaca, The Host stars Saorise Ronan as the lead Melanie ‘Mel’ Stryder, Max Irons, Jake Abel and Diane Kruger. The novel introduces an alien race, called Souls, which takes over the Earth and its inhabitants’ bodies. The book describes one Soul’s predicament when the mind of its human host refuses to cooperate with her takeover.
The teaser poster mirror’s the novels’s cover graphics, replacing the model for Saorise Ronan. The release date isn’t expected until 2013 so plenty of time to read the book. The blurb from the novel:
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, didn’t expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
As Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she’s never met. Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love.
Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel about the persistence of love and the essence of what it means to be human.
The US release date has been announced at 29th March 2013, no word on the UK release date yet but I’m sure it won’t be long after that.