The Host is a film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s novel of the same name, and with Twilight coming to an end this November, fans of her writing will be hungry for the next film based on her writings. The Host is a sci-fi which sounds very much like classic film like Invasion of the Body Snatchers, but will have a love story at its core.
Meyer is also producing the film, which is being directed by Andrew Niccol (In Time, Lord of War). The choice of director is promising, so let’s hope he can at least attempt to aim this at a more adult audience? The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger,Max Irons, Jake Abel, William Hurt and Frances Fisher. The official teaser trailer arrived today, and even though it doesn’t really show much, it does look quite interesting.
The Host arrives in UK cinemas 29th March 2013.
The Host is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. 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.
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