After four books, a slew of online fan fiction, merchandise, and five feature films, we all thought 'The Twilight Saga' had officially been laid to rest. But, as we learned from 'Game of Thrones,' "what is dead may never die." Lionsgate announced that a series of short films taking place in Stephanie Meyer's popular world of vampires and shapeshifters will be created by aspiring female filmmakers.
We're at an interesting crossroads for the new wave of young adult literature being adapted for the big screen. Sure, films like 'Twilight' or 'The Hunger Games' have shown that there is a sizable audience for these films, but yesterday's poor opening day showing of 'Beautiful Creatures' suggests that it takes more than just a series of modestly popular books to net a big screen audience. Perhaps author Stephenie Meyer will be enough to get people into the adaptation of her book 'The Host' and here's a new featurette with the author talking about the film.
Are you ready for more Stephenie Meyer-adapted movies? Well, like it or not, you've got one in the form of 'The Host,' a love story/alien invasion/post-apocalyptic movie starring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons and Jack Abel. The new official trailer recently premiered, and while we're excited to see some new footage from the film, we can't help but wonder: what's that song in the 'Host' trailer?
The finale to the 'Twilight Saga,' 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2,' hasn't even hit theaters yet and already Stephenie Meyer and her movie team have released a new trailer for 'The Host.' You think it's a coincidence that promotions for this new young adult book-adapted movie, including the release of the new poster, coincide almost perfectly with the conclusion of Meyer's first venture into the film biz? We think not.
The ‘Twilight’ saga may be coming to a close with the premiere of ‘Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ in just a few days time, but that doesn’t mean Stephenie Meyer will be any less busy. One of her other non-vampire romance novels, ‘The Host,’ is getting the big screen treatment, and now the new poster from that film has been revealed, showing off its main star Saoirse Ronan.
Though it doesn't release until March 29, 2013, marketing for 'The Host' has already begun. The second Stephenie Meyer ('Twilight') property to be adapted for the big screen is a sci-fi thriller starring Saoirse Ronan. Check out the star, as well as Meyer herself, discussing the film in this new video.