Open Road Films have committed to U.S. distribution of the latest Stephanie Meyer book-to-film sci-fi thriller, The Host, and given us a release date of March 29th, 2013.

The Host, set in a time where Earth has been invaded and a majority of our bodies have been taken over by an alien race of “souls”, follows one soul named Wanderer, as she attempts to use her recently inhabited human body to locate the small band of uninhabited humans left. What Wanderer does not anticipate is that Melanie Stryder isn’t ready to give up her body without a fight.

Written and directed by Andrew Niccol (Lord of War, Gattaca) with the only confirmed actress being the ever-impressive Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones, Hanna) starring as Melanie Stryder, The Host is shaping up to be a highly anticipated film.

For those of you who have had the chance to pick this book up this will comes as great news as this story made way more of an impression on me than Twilight series. If you haven’t taken the time to give it a read yet, give it a chance if you’re into that sort of thing. We’ll keep you posted as the details of the film continue to unfold!