Stephenie Meyer has finally confirmed what she’s been giving hints about for the past couple of months: she is indeed writing a ‘Host’ sequel, and it will be titled ‘The Seeker’. Now, whether the sequel will be expedited or put on the backburner will no doubt depend on the Host’s performance at the box office. However, signs are looking good due to the packed advance screenings currently taking place.
It’s interesting to note that while ‘Twilight’ didn’t utilize any of these promotional tools [especially as no one could really predict how well it would do], both the Hunger Games and The Host have been using mall tours/book tours to build buzz. The difference is that the buzz worked exponentially in The Hunger Games’ favor as it caused sellout crowds in malls and a mass feeding frenzy in the media. However, it doesn’t seem to be working as well on ‘The Host’ – while there is a solid crowd for all the book signings, the biggest star at these events is Stephenie Meyer, not the actors, and not the book.
Either ways, it looks like we should expect to see ‘The Seeker’ sometime within the next few years. Both Max Irons and Jake Abel, who are on the book tours with Meyer, have confirmed that they want to be involved in the sequel, and no doubt the cast is contracted for sequels if this one does well.
‘The Host’ releases on March 29th and stars Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, William Hurt, Diane Kruger, and Frances Fisher.