Stephenie Meyer updates website and releases Ian poster

From her site:

“Greetings!

Some of you have probably noticed all of the fun The Host goodies that Open Road has been rolling out over the past few weeks. If you’ve missed any of it, check out Fandango for some cool Host Character Featurettes.

You can also see the new posters here on our The Host movie page.

So far, we’ve been introduced to the film versions of Jared (played by Max Irons), Melanie (played by Saoirse Ronin), and Wanderer (also played by Saoirse Ronin). Today begins the Week of Ian! In celebration of Ian Week, I get to reveal the new Ian poster. Behold:

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Ian has been masterfully brought to life by the talented Jake Abel, with all of his complex choices and emotional evolutions. (It’s really too bad Jake is so very unattractive, right? But his audition was amazing, and we decided to overlook his shortcomings in favor of his skill.)

One of my favorite things about Ian-the-character was that he was never meant to be more than a second tier bad guy. He was supposed to stay in the shadows behind his brother, Kyle, and be menacing. Glower and shake his fist, that kind of thing. But—as sometimes happens—Ian started to think for himself. (Most of the other authors I’ve spoken with have had the same experience, and it’s always a favorite—characters who seem to develop independent of the creator, springing into existence with almost no effort on the writer’s part.)

So Ian became the first human, aside from Jeb, who started to see Wanda-the-individual rather than Wanda-the-alien-invader, and he traded in his small role as a bad guy for one of the romantic leads. Well played, Ian. Well played.

Ian Week is not the end of the fun! Keep checking back for new visual treats!

OH! And as of today… only two more months until The Host hits theatres!

Enjoy
Steph”

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This entry was posted by Michelle.

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