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Twilight author’s The Host becomes movie

Author of the best-selling Twilight book series, Stephenie Meyer, has a new love letter for fans of her work. The film adaptation of her sci-fi romance about an alien race who takes over the earth, The Host, released its first trailer today.

No more Bella, Edward and Jake? With the end of the Twilight film series on the horizon, fans of Stephenie Meyer might start getting a little jumpy. Never fear, the author is back with a romance series that is going to have you forgetting all about your favorite creatures of the night. Well, temporarily at least.

The new film, The Host, is based on Meyer’s 2008 New York Times best-selling book about an alien race that takes over planet Earth.

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Directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, In Time), the story is about the struggle of a human girl who is one of the last survivors after the Souls — the name given to the alien race that takes over Earth — invades her planet.

Typically, when a Soul enters a human body, it erases all the memories and emotions of that human. Wander, a Soul who has lived in several other bodies up until now, finds Mel, one of the last humans, a fit body to host.

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When Mel refuses to give up her memories, Wander is touched in a way neither of them knew possible. This relationship calls into question everything that has happened up until now.

The new trailer for The Host shows the ominous image of Earth hurtling through space into cosmic uncertainty. A female voice tells us “the world has never been more perfect. It is no longer your world.” Images of humans are shown with glowing blue eyes. One can only imagine this means they’ve been populated by Souls.

The film stars Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, The Lovely Bones, Atonement), Max Irons (Red Riding Hood) and Jake Abel (I Am Number Four).

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The Host releases in theaters March 29, 2013.

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