Stephenie Meyer's new movie is about contact lenses or something

03.23.12 7 years ago 27 Comments

With The Hunger Games poised to pick up the young-chick-lit-for-adults mantle from Twilight when the movie hits today, it’s time for Stephenie Meyer to ride her sparkly horse of abstinence off into the sunset, right? WRONG. Stephenie Meyer ain’t goin nowhere, son. The Host, Meyer’s 2008 novel written while editing Eclipse (the second to last Twilight book), is also the subject of a film adaptation coming next year. And if Meyer’s writing isn’t your bag, it’s being directed by Andrew Niccol of In Time, which I heard was great (*armpit fart*). It’s hard to tell much about it from the teaser below, but I gather that the theme is, uh… eyeballs. (This might be the least teasing teaser ever).

Amazon book description:

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, didn’t expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
As Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she’s never met. Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love.
Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel about the persistence of love and the essence of what it means to be human.

Man, does that sound sh*tty and boring (too blunt?). Though it’s disappointing that Stephenie Meyer toned down her character names a bit. I miss that heady combination of white trash and middle school fairytale, like Prince Jacksin T. Billionaire, and Colt Q. Hercules.

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