Having already launched a massive movie phenomenon with “The Twilight Saga,” Stephenie Meyer has now granted big screen rights to another one of her novels, “The Host.”
Variety reports the more adult subject matter is a love story set in the near future where our planet has been taken over by an alien race called “souls.” Like “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” these beings take over human’s bodies dominating their consciousness. “The Host” follows one soul called The Wanderer (because she has traveled across so many worlds) who battles for control over the body of a dying human, Melanie Stryder. Her goal? Find the remaining community of surviving humans on the planet.
Wow, this really surprises me. I started reading The Host and couldn’t finish it.
Are you excited that it will be made into a movie? Any ideas on who you’d like to see play the main characters?