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I guess I should stop calling “The Host” sci-fi, because honestly, it’s not really sci-fi. It’s as “sci-fi” as the “Twilight” franchise (from the same writer) was to horror, I guess, which wasn’t very. But I suppose this is sci-fi-ish, since it’s got aliens and whatnot, and it’s got a director with a good sci-fi pedigree (that is, if you can forgive him the Godawful “In Time”). Anyways, here’s the new trailer for “The Host”, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer. I’m not sure if she has any other books that’s up for adaptation, though I suspect a “Twilight” sequel might get written in the future. Purely for the art of it, of course.
It’s been so long since I’ve seen the last “Host” trailer, I had to go back and look at it again. This trailer is a lot more action-packed and spells out the plot more, and they really brought out the shiny vehicles for this one. I guess even aliens like bling.
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 (Saoirse Ronan), 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.
“The Host” stars Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Diane Kruger, Jake Abel, Chandler Canterbury, William Hurt, and is directed by Andrew Niccol.
Taking over March 29, 2013.
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