Is 'The Host' The Next 'Twilight?'

by Jarett Wieselman 6:46 AM PST, November 13, 2012

Before Breaking Dawn hit bookshelves, Stephenie Meyer took time out from writing about vampires to write about aliens with the 2008 novel, The Host.

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It's another star-crossed lovers tale, this one about a young woman and an impossible handsome invading alien "soul," who are forced to work as one. Naturally the film has been adapted for the big screen, and today brings our first look at Saoirse Ronan and Max Irons in the lead roles.

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The screenplay was written and the film was directed by Andrew Niccol, the insanely talented visionary behind Gattaca, The Truman Show and Lord of War. While Ronan is one of the most exciting up and coming actresses working today and The Host seems to call on many of the same abilities she brilliantly displayed in Hanna (if you missed that movie, stop what you're doing and rent it now).

Will she be the next Kristen Stewart? Will The Host be the next Twilight? Watch the trailer and decide for yourself!

The Host hits theaters on March 29, 2013.