12:50pm PT by Erik Hayden
Stephenie Meyer's 'The Host' Trailer: a Sci-Fi Love Story (Video)
Stephenie Meyer fans won't have to wait very long after the release of Breaking Dawn: Part 2 to see another one of the author's beloved novels released as a feature film.
The official trailer for The Host -- a science-fiction love story set on a planet Earth conquered by aliens -- seems like it's on familiar tonal terrain as the world-conquering vampire franchise.
"This is the beginning of a love story," narrates actress Saoirse Ronan, who plays Melanie Stryder -- and her alien inhabitant, Wanderer -- in the film. "And it may not seem like a big deal, except for one thing -- this is the future, and humanity is all but extinct. We have been invaded by another species, who erase our minds to take our bodies. But there are a few of us left who still fight back."
Unlike the teaser -- which was released last March and comprised mostly of narration and film stills -- the latest clip gives a first glimpse of the interaction between Stryder and fellow human Jared Howe (Max Irons), who first finds Stryder after roaming the planet without "speaking to another human being in two years."
The film is directed by Andrew Niccol and is scheduled for release on March 29, 2013. It also stars Diane Kruger, William Hurt and Jake Abel.