Is there life after The Twilight Saga?
Best-selling author Stephenie Meyer certainly hopes so. Though she watched audiences bid farewell to the on-screen versions of Bella, Edward and Jacob in last year’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Meyer is hoping to lure most of those viewers back into theaters this weekend with The Host.
Select authors have shown over the year that they can generate a strong following at the box office. Nicholas Sparks, for example, has become a proven brand when it comes to big-screen adaptations of his best-selling novels, and Stephen King has had a lot of success with movies based on his books.
At the same time, famous authors like James Patterson or Lee Child have seen their literary series starring detectives like Alex Cross and Jack Reacher stumble on their way to the big screen.
The Host will be a big test for Meyer’s “brand” at the movies. Twilight fans, we’re curious: Are you planning on seeing The Host? Are you going because it’s the latest Meyer adaptation? Have the trailers hooked you? Or did you read the book and are dying to see how it translates to the big screen?
Our own Dave Karger, in his Weekend Ticket feature, points out that The Host is more mature than the Twilight movies, and has more of a sci-fi/romance angle happening on screen. Maybe that means Meyer’s latest can lure an older crowd?
We shall see. The Host opens in theaters on Friday, March 29. Here’s the latest trailer. Tell us, Twilight fans, is this one that you are dying to see?