Library Journal has an interview with Stephenie Meyer about the Host.
What type of research did you do for this novel?
One of the advantages of fantasy is that research rarely applies. I created most of this world straight from my imagination. The main setting is the desert, which is home for me.
A representative from Summit’s Publicity Department just told us they are indeed aiming for a January release of the Twilight Movie in the UK. However there are not “official” international release dates yet and until it is official it is subject to change.