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Meyer's 'Host' heads to theaters in March 2013

Meyer's 'Host' heads to theaters in March 2013

June 28th, 2011 in News

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer's next big-screen project has a release date.

Distributor Open Road Films announced Monday that the movie adaptation of Meyer's apocalyptic sci-fi novel "The Host" will arrive in theaters March 29, 2013.

"The Host" stars Saoirse Ronan ("Hanna," "The Lovely Bones") in a story of one of the last holdouts against an invasion by entities that take over human minds while leaving their bodies intact.

Published in 2008, "The Host" is Meyer's follow-up to her best-selling "Twilight" series, whose final book is being adapted in a two-part movie adaptation, the first installment debuting this November.

"The Host" is scheduled to begin shooting in Louisiana and New Mexico next February. Andrew Niccol ("Gattaca") wrote the screenplay and is directing.