I haven’t seen Andrew Niccol’s In Time yet, although word of mouth has been mixed. You can rad our very own Dr Lenera’s review here. Niccol has also directed some gems, including Lord of War and Gattaca, but I must say his new film The Host, sounds a bit drab! The story is nothing to do with the classic Korean creature feature, but is based of Stephenie Meyer’s novel, and the full plot details are included here for you to read and no doubt start swearing at. It really does sound like an all new Twilight, but with alien invaders and it actually sounds rather dull.
New yesterday revealed that Jeremy Iron’s son Max has signed on to star in the lead role of Jared, the love interest of Melanie (Saoise Ronan) who is under the influence of an alien invader (yawn). Anyway, Iron’s was last seen in Red Riding Hood. Please, read on for the full plot synopsis, if you dare, and try not to kill yourself after reading it:
“Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed. When Melanie, one of the few remaining “wild” humans is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn’t expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. Wanderer probes Melanie’s thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer’s mind with visions of the man Melanie loves—Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body’s desires, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.”
By Matt Wavish