Twihards, get ready for your next obsession!
As we mentioned previously, Stephenie Meyer, author of The Twilight Saga, has a new film in production based on yet another novel of hers!
The Host stars Saoirse Ronan as Melanie and Jake Abel as Ian, in this complicated soul-snatching love triangle!
…did we mention there’s
vampires aliens, too?
Check out the two characters in a pic from the film (above)!!!
As for the love triangle? Melanie's dating Jared (played by Max Irons), who's in love with her, but the body-snatching alien that lives inside her named Wanda, loves Ian.
In a recent interview, Abel elaborated on his role, saying:
"I was really lucky. It was much easier for me than for Max and Saoirse, because my scenes with Saoirse were mostly with her as Wanda. So the physicality we created for both of us was just that: For me, that entity was just Wanda. Andrew Niccol and I [discussed] that Ian was much more evolved than most people in the cave, second to Jeb.
His biggest muscles were his heart and his brain. He’s able to understand that yes, Jared may love the human, but he hates the alien. [Ian] has grown to understand [the alien], and through understanding, grown to love her."
As for if Jake did his research by reading the book prior to filming? He admitted he "crashed" through it and "learned some stuff," and essentially was happy with how his character developed and the film overall!
Abel also praised the book's author, stating that she was "highly collaborative" and was open to the cast's ideas and suggestions!!
The flick hits theaters on March 29, 2013 and we're sure it'll draw in HUGE audiences!
[Image via Alan Markfield/Entertainment Weekly.]
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