So, imagine this:
“Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed.
When Melanie, one of the few remaining ‘wild’ humans is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading ‘soul’ who has been given Melanie’s body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn’t expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
Wanderer probes Melanie’s thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer’s mind with visions of the man Melanie loves—Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body’s desires, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.”
No, we didn’t write all of that.
It’s an except from “Twilight” saga author Stephenie Meyer‘s latest yet-another-book-turned-movie, “The Host”. The heroine in the sci-fi tale, Melanie, is played by Oscar-nominated Irish actress Saoirse Ronan (Atonement) and Max Irons will play Jared, one of Melanie’s suitors.
Apparently, the novel spent an impressive half a year on the NYTimes bestseller list. All of 26 weeks, to be exact.
When asked, Jason Cassidy (President of Marketing for Open Road Films) said, “Ever since it was announced that Saoirse Ronan and director Andrew Niccol were going to be a part of the movie, Stephenie Meyer fans have been eagerly awaiting their fits look at the big screen adaptation of ‘The Host’. The incredible response from the fans has been very exciting and has even exceeded our expectations.”
Watch the first official teaser trailer here:
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No doubt, Stephenie Meyer has already made millions worldwide from her “Twilight” success. However, the transition from a vampire plus werewolf plus mere mortal love triangle love story to an alien love story? We wonder if the twi-hards are ready to convert just yet. We’ll just have to wait and see!
The film, which has not yet completed shooting, is set for a release in March 2013.
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