Here’s the first poster for the brand new movie based on the Stephanie Meyer Book named The Host courtesy of Open Road Films via Latino Review. You’ll know Meyer’s work as she was responsible for the Twilight franchise (don’t hold that again her though!). We had a trailer for the movie a little while ago which if you missed, you can see here.

The reason I say that the poster looks familiar is because the book had a very similar cover which I’ve placed below too. I quite like this poster, Jon doesn’t but he did point out the similarities here so all credit to him! Saoirse Ronan leads the cast which also includes Jake Abel, Max Irons, William Hurt, Diane Kruger and Chandler Canterbury. The movie isn’t going to be with us for another year (March 2013) so don’t get too excited for this one just yet!

Here’s the novel’s synopsis and the movie will no doubt follow the same lines:

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading ‘soul’ who has been given Melanie’s body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn’t expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves – Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body’s desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she’s never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.