Man, everyone’s been loving a futuristic dystopian love triangle lately! You got your Katniss, Peeta and Gale in Hunger Games. We guess Bella, Edward and Jacob don’t technically live in a dystopia (or the future), but they are supernatural monsters, and we think that should count. New stills from The Host, based on Stephenie Meyer‘s other novel, definitely have us geared up for a messy Melanie/Jared/Ian romance already. In one of the images, Saoirse Ronan and Jake Abel get their dewy looks on in in front of a terrestrial desertscape; you can check the other one at Entertainment Weekly.
When asked by EW about the novel’s central “love quadrangle, Abel tried to break it down for us: “Yeah, a love box [laughing], between my feelings for Wanda, the alien inside the body, and Jared’s feelings for Melanie, the human who he’s known, whom Ian has never known. Ian has only known this alien.” Yes please! About author Meyer, Jake gushed, “The thing about Stephenie is that she’s highly collaborative. If you have ideas — and we had ideas about the sequels [to the book] — she was like, ‘Tell me! Tell me!’ There were a couple of times I was like, ‘How ’bout this?’ And she was like, ‘Well, I’ll think about it.’ And that’s always so relieving as an actor, because we all want to bring something to the table, and we all understand that the film we’re making is the writer’s baby. There’s parts of you that want to honor their vision.” A vision of steamy pseudo-alien/human romance, that is! Get yourself similarly pumped up with the Host stills that have dropped so far, as well as the trailer: