“The Host” is the post-”Twilight” adaptation of the novel by Stephenie Meyer, Godmother of sparkling vampires and bare chested teenage werewolves. It’s a sci-fi film from “Gattaca” director Andrew Niccol, who at this point needs a hit after the bloated “hammer to the head awful” that was the Justin Timberlake-fronted “In Time”. “The Host” stars a bunch of pretty young people led by Saoirse Ronan, an honest to goodness respected actress, and some dudes. Take a gander at a new poster and the first full trailer for the film below if you have the time.
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.
Also starring Max Irons, Diane Kruger, Jake Abel, Chandler Canterbury, William Hurt, and arriving next year, March 29, 2013.
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