If you’re familiar with the Twilight series, a credit like “from Stephenie Meyer” may paint the wrong picture. That series utilized supernatural elements to tell an intimate, contained story. But The Host cranks up the scope, offering an action-filled plot with stakes that put the whole world on the line. Judging from the below trailer for the upcoming adaptation of the sci-fi novel, writer/director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, In Time) injected the source material with the necessary energy. Sure, the movie has romance… but it’s also filled with car chase shootouts, escape set pieces, and a wild alien angle.
In The Host, Saoirse Ronan plays Melanie Stryder, one of the few remaining humans on Earth not inhabited by an extraterrestrial race known as “Souls.” As you’ll see in the our exclusive TV spot, she eventually encounters the nefarious group and taken over by a Soul known as “Wanderer.” Thankfully, Wanderer has a soft spot for Melanie, and the two go on the run from the Souls to find a colony of unturned humans.
Check out the video below to get a taste of just how big The Host is going to get. For those looking for Meyer’s signature romantic stylings, notice that Melanie’s relationships don’t get any easier when she’s living with an alien inside of her.
You can pick up a copy of collector’s edition of Us Weekly Special: The Host on March 22nd! We will try our best to get the magazine and upload scans for those who aren’t able to get it!
Is Max Irons the next Rob Pattinson? He has chiseled good looks. He’s British. And he’s starring in the upcoming sci-fi film The Host, based on the best-selling novel by beloved Twilight author Stephenie Meyer.
In the much-anticipated movie, Irons plays Jared, one of the last remaining humans on Earth, who falls in love with Melanie (Saoirse Ronan), a fellow human whose body becomes the host for an alien. It’s a star-making role, and even though he’s the son of actor’s actor Jeremy Irons, the 27-year-old hunk wasn’t a shoo-in.
Hunger Games’ Liam Hemsworth and Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington were also up for the role. “I looked at these guys, all tanned, with perfect stubble and muscles,” he tells Us Weekly. “And I thought, What do they want with me? I’m pale and pasty.”
“You know, Taylor Lautner, with a body like that, he should be taking his shirt off,” Irons jokes. “For me, it’s not so essential.
For much, much more about The Host and its stars (including never-seen photos and gorgeous tear-out posters) check out the collector’s edition of Us Weekly Special: The Host, available at Barnes & Noble online and at bookstores March 22.
A person on youtube has recorded a part of the post-screening Q&A in Chicago on March 9th with Max, Jake, and Stephenie. You can watch it below. The video may contain spoilers, so watch at your own risk.