30 Movie Franchises That Started But Never Finished
There were several attempts made to turn Saoirse Ronan into a franchise star, and The Host was one of them. Although Saoirse became a star anyway, The Host is not the film that got her there.
The film was an adaptation of another series of books from Stephanie Meyer, the author of the Twilight series, so it made sense to assume it would be a hit. It even had the credible older actors that many of these series try to take advantage of. Instead of hitting with audiences, the film barely made back its budget, and most of the cast and crew wiped their hands of it and never really looked back.