Apart from the Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer has written just one other book: The Host, which is appropriately getting adapted for the big screen now that the Twilight engine is winding down. Starring Saoirse Ronan, it’s about a race of aliens who survive by taking over the bodies of human beings, and one of them who begins to get a little guilty about the whole body snatchers act. There’s a teaser trailer, via Yahoo!, and judging solely from the imagery it looks like a combination of The Ring, Melancholia and every Internet conspiracy about lizard people ruling the world.
Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, The Truman Show, Lord of War) is heading this one up, and Ronan will be joined by William Hurt and Diane Kruger in key roles. With such a solid creative pedigree, it should at least be presentable — that is, if the Meyer connection doesn’t throw you off. Some people have never gotten over what she did to vampires, but there are too many types of aliens in pop culture to get snitty about whether or not they should have feelings. The Host is out on March 29, 2013, which is quite some time away.