Twilight fans have to be lamenting that the franchise is coming to an end, but, luckily, there's another potential franchise to fill the void. The Host, based on Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's 2008 novel of the same name will start shooting next February and will be in theaters on March 29, 2013 — a mere four months after The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 hits theaters.
While still exploring the theme of romance, The Host abandons vampires for an unseen alien race called Souls, who have taken over most of humanity by inhabiting their bodies as hosts. Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) is one of the few remaining survivors, but is finally captured and is invaded by a Soul named the Wanderer, a.k.a. Wanda (also played by Ronan), who can't gain complete control of Melanie's mind. Ian (Jake Abel) falls for Wanda, who, as Melanie, is still in love with Jerad (the recently cast Max Irons). It's an all-new, but more complicated, love triangle!
With the three leads cast, EW reports that co-screenwriter Meyer and director-writer Andrew Niccol (In Time) have cast actor William Hurt as Jeb, Melanie's crazy uncle and a leader of the human resistance.
Meyer is said to be planning two sequels to The Host, titled The Soul and The Seeker, but a sequel is yet to be published. benjamin bratt gets Snitch'd on >> Posted 12.08.11 by Ryan