The Host is an upcoming film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's novel of the same name. Slated to be directed by Andrew Niccol, the film will star Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, and Jake Abel. It is set to be released on March 29, 2013.
Alien beings from another planet have invaded the earth and have begun to take over the bodies and minds of humans. Melanie Stryder's body has been inhabited by one of the "souls" named Wanderer, but she refuses to fade away. Wanderer starts to see Melanie's memories, where she sees her loved ones and eventually finds a connection with them, too. Melanie is "trapped" inside Wanderer's mind, speaking to her mentally, when both decide to set off and find their loved ones.
Producers Nick Wechsler, Steve Schwartz, and Paula Mae Schwartz acquired the film rights to The Host in September 2009, but Open Road Films later acquired the film rights, and made Stephenie Meyer, Nick Wechsler, Steve Schwartz, and Paula Mae Schwartz the main producers. Andrew Niccol was hired to write the screenplay and to direct the film. In February 2011, Susanna White was hired to replace Niccol as director, but he later resumed the role in May 2011. Saoirse Ronan was also cast in May