While 2012 marks the release of the final Twilight (farewell, Edward, Bella, and Jacob!), fans of the literary work of author Stephanie Meyer are in luck: there's another adaptation on the way.
The Host, Meyer's riff on classic sci-fi tropes, is currently in production, headed towards a set date of March 29, 2013. Starring Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, Hanna), the movie depicts an alien invasion courtesy of a parasitic extraterrestrial race. Thankfully, not all the aliens are baddies — the being that takes over Melanie (Ronan) embarks on a mission to save the human race.
To better prepare you for the author's latest cinematic phenomenon, Hollywood.com is giving away (2) copies of the original novel signed by Meyer. Summer reading that will keep you in the pop culture know!
Here's What to Do
1) Log onto Twitter today, starting at 11 AM ET
2) Follow @Hollywood_com
3) RT the following phrase: "I can't wait to read Stephanie Meyer's "The Host.' #HollywoodcomHostGiveaway"
The contest will run until tomorrow, July 6, at 3pm. So tweet now and enter to win! And remember to watch out for more from The Host, leading up to its release next year.
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