Will Saoirse Ronan Usher in 'The Host' Trilogy?

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Move over "Twilight." Here comes "The Host." The movie, set for release in 2013 is based on the infiltration of Alien Souls into human beings. The film is based on a novel by Stephenie Meyer-the creator of the "Twilight" series. This sci-fi romance pits Saoirse Ronan in the main character's role. And if we're to believe rumors, this otherworldly tale could be spun into a film trilogy. (Crossing fingers.) Could Saoirse do for "The Host" series what Elijah Wood did for "Lord of the Rings" or Daniel Radcliffe for J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series? It's possible…

Saoirse has that look.

Those dreamy, intense blue eyes and surreal on-screen presence are easy to latch onto. This is one young lady who does Fire and Ice really well. Just ask "Hanna" fans.

"Twilight" has come to an end.

Saoirse has come along at the perfect time. As we near the end of the "Twilight" series, fans will be hungry for more action (bad pun intended.) She has the kind of surreal quality that would easily create interest in this new paranormal concept.

"The Host" has star making potential.

The Amazon.com best-seller was written in such a way that much more could easily follow the book's conclusion. Stephanie Meyer has admitted that she would like to continue the story as a trilogy. Although she has an outline created, she is reluctant because she describes the story's background as a "very dangerous place." Nonetheless, like the magical atmosphere in "Chronicles of Narnia," we'll want to explore Meyers' strange new world where Souls inhabit human communities.

Ronan has a knack for book-to-film adaptations.

There's also something else to consider. The young star is not new to films based on popular novels. In 2007 she starred in "Atonement." And then later in that same year she was featured in a Christmas film, also based on a book. But in the minds of many, she became a breakout star when she stepped into the lofty shoes of Alice Sebold's surreal thriller "The Lovely Bones." By the time this movie is released in 2013, she will be a seasoned pro.

Nothing is written in stone…

Film series' are like cash cows for Hollywood actors. But only a select few get to step into the main character's shoes. We saw what happened to the "Batman" series; the Caped Crusader's costume has been donned by quite a few famous names. Despite Meyers' apprehension in going the trilogy route, it's interesting to wonder which supernatural phenomenon is going to be big in theaters next. Read "The Host" and you might agree that "The Lovely Bones" actress will have fans yearning for a continuation of this magical story.

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