I’m a really big fan of Niccol’s work to date, and loved his last sci-fi/dystopian thriller, In Time. So needless to say, I’m looking forward to seeing what he brings us next.
We’ve recently been treated to a great new trailer, and saw the first TV spot surface yesterday. And now we’ve got a new featurette for The Host to share, focusing a little more on the action we have to look forward to in this sci-fi blockbuster.
“Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading ‘soul’ who has been given Melanie’s body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, 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. Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves – Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body’s desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she’s never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.”
Saoirse Ronan take the lead here as the young Melanie Stryder, with Jake Abels and Max Irons completing the leading trio. And completing the cast are Diane Kruger, William Hurt, and Chandler Canterbury completing the cast.
Niccol is directing from his own script, based on Meyer’s original novel of the same name.
The Host will be released in the UK on 27th March, and has a US release date set for two days later on 29th March. I’m looking forward to seeing how the numbers fare at the box office at the end of next month.