Introducing ‘The Host’ Hunk Ian O’Shea (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Although the Twilight saga wrapped up in 2012 with the release of Breaking Dawn – Part 2, author Stephenie Meyer isn’t resting on her laurels or wondering what she’ll do next. Her next project, The Host, arrives in theaters on March 29, and she hopes to recreate to sort of fervor her previous project generated – complete with two new hunks for her female fans to go crazy for.

In a new featurette exclusive to Celebuzz, fans get their first in-depth look at Ian O’Shea (Jake Abel), one of the two leading men (opposite Max Irons) competing for the attention of Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) against the backdrop of the film’s dystopian future.

Abel offers some insights about who his character is, and what he wants – that is, until Stryder shakes up all of his expectations.

“The group I’m a part of is what we believe to be the last pocket of human resistance,” he reveals of his circumstances at the beginning of the film. “[They are] living in the mountains and surviving, barely, day to day.”

Abel says that Stryder presents a threat to the safety and security of the group he’s a part of, but he soon discovers that there’s more to her than he initially assumes.

“When this stranger enters, I think she’s got to go,” Abel says. “But the more I get to know her, the more I see she’s more human than humans are – her generosity, her care, her kindness.”

Given Meyer’s pedigree, The Host arrives in theaters with enormous expectations – both from fans of the Twilightbook series, and critics of its film adaptations. But Abel insists that the film will appeal to everyone, whether or not you know (or like) her previous work.

“I think people who are fans of he previous books and films can easily transfer into this,” he says. “But I think it’s also its own entity – it’s something completely different. It’s something that hasn’t really been done before – and that’s exciting to us.”

The Host opens in theaters nationwide on March 29. Watch the film’s theatrical trailer, and then let us know in the comments below – how excited are you to see Stephenie Meyer’s latest?

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