We may have been enjoying one series of Stephenie Meyer’s novels adapted for the big screen but in 2013 we will also be treated to The Host.
Yes it seems like Hollywood can’t get enough of the writer’s work and Andrew Niccol has adapted the novel as well as directed the movie.
Saoirse Ronan is set to take on the central role of Melanie Stryder while Diane Kruger, William Hurt, Boyd Holbrook, Jake Abel and Max Iron are all also on board.
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 is released 29th March 2013.