Next year brings the final 'Twilight' film, but fear not, fans of Stephenie Meyers. The film version of her next series, 'The Host,' will hit theaters just four months after Bella, Edward and Jacob have walked off into the sunset.

'The Host' has just received a distribution deal and a March 29, 2013 release date. Production will begin in February 2012, with Meyers' handpicked choice, Andrew Niccol ('Lord of War,' 'Gattaca') directing.

Starring Saoirse Ronan, the book is about an alien race called the Souls, who come to Earth in order to inhabit the bodies of humans. However, one human (Ronan) refuses to go quietly and in the process ends up befriending an alien spirit.

Hit the jump to see what Meyer had to say about another one of her books coming to the big screen.
I'm thrilled to be adding another fantastic partner to an already amazing group. Everyone involved has so much passion for the project. It really is a dream team."
Whether you are a 'Twilight' fan or not, a movie based on 'The Host' sounds promising.

Do you have any interest in seeing 'The Host'?

[via The Hollywood Reporter]