Saoirse Ronan and Jake Abel in a new photo from the Stephenie Meyer adaptation The Host
Just months after Stephenie Meyer fans will have gotten over the final installment in the TWILIGHT SAGA, we will get to see another one of her books adapted to the big screen in the form of THE HOST. A couple of months ago we got to see a short teaser trailer for THE HOST which stars Saoirse Ronan as the main star Melanie/Wanderer and today we’re getting another photo with co-star Jake Abel (PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF) who will be portraying Ian O’Shea. I wish I could shed some light on who exactly Ian O’Shea is, but I’m at a loss since it’s been several years since reading this average book. I feel like he might be Melanie’s love interest, but I can’t be certain so any input from our awesome readers would be appreciated.
THE HOST follows a group of alien life forms that travel from planet to planet taking over the bodies of the inhabitants in order to experience life on that particular planet. When the Souls (which is what the aliens call themselves) take over a body, the host fails to exist. Of course, the Souls come to the planet Earth where humans are a great subject of study (obviously), only problem is that humans aren’t as easy to take over and manipulate as the Souls originally thought. In fact, one of the famous Souls named Wanderer takes over the body of Melanie, who is part of a group that has evaded the body snatchers and planning a rebellion of sorts. Will Wanderer be able to fight back the soul of Melanie, or will she be lost like so many other humans out there?
THE HOST stars: Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Boyd Holbrook, Frances Fisher, Jake Abel, Max Irons, William Hurt and Chandler Canterbury. It will be directed by Andrew Niccol and opens in theaters on March 29, 2013.