First Trailer for Stephanie Meyer's THE HOST Debuting This Thursday

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.

Tune in to Access Hollywood and Yahoo! Movies this Thursday, March 22, for a look at the first trailer for THE HOST, the highly anticipated film based on the best-selling novel by TWILIGHT SAGA author Stephenie Meyer. The trailer features six lucky winners of The Host Trailer Contest held on Facebook last month so be sure to check it out.

From the renowned author of the Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer brings the latest film adaptation of her book The Host. Directed by Andrew Niccol (GATTACA, IN TIME), THE HOST stars Saoirse Ronan (HANNA, THE LOVELY BONES, ATONEMENT), Jake Abel (I AM NUMBER FOUR, PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS), Max Irons (RED RIDING HOOD), William Hurt (INTO THE WILD, THE INCREDIBLE HULK), and Diane Kruger (INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, UNKNOWN). THE HOST will be in theaters everywhere March 29, 2013.

Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed. When Melanie, 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.

Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind 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 begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.