First look at Jake Abel in Stephenie Meyer’s new sci-fi thriller The Host

Open Road Films has revealed the first look at Jake Abel, along with a brand new photo of Saoirse Ronan with him, from Stephenie Meyer’s upcoming sci-fi thriller The Host, which arrives in theaters everywhere March 29th, 2013.

The Host is described as a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war, after our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed.

The Host stars Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, The Lovely Bones, Atonement, upcoming Byzantium), Jake Abel (Percy Jackson And The Olympians: The Lightening Thief, I Am Number Four, The Lovely Bones, upcoming Percy Jackson And The Olympians: Sea of Monsters), Max Irons (Red Riding Hood, Dorian Gray, upcoming Vivaldi), William Hurt (Into The Wild, A History Of Violence, The Incredible Hulk) and Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds, National Treasure, Unknown).

Check out the new images, below, and CLICK HERE to see what Jake Abel has to say about working with famed author of The Twilight Saga Stephenie Meyer, his co-stars, and more.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Host:

The Host, published in 2008, was Stephenie Meyer’s highly anticipated follow-up to the wildly popular and acclaimed Twilight series. The book was #1 on The New York Times Bestseller List for 26 weeks and continues to be an international phenomenon.

The Host is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed. When Melanie (Saoirse Ronan), one of the few remaining “wild” humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, 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.

When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.

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