The new year is with us and that means we start getting marketing material for movies set to hit this year. One of the movies in our ‘what to watch in 2013’ post was The Host. It’s based on the book by Stephanie Meyer (the author behind the Twilight franchise) and is released on the 22nd of March.
Saoirse Ronan (Hanna) leads with Max Irons (Red Riding Hood), Jake Abel (Percy Jackson), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), William Hurt (A History of Violence) and Chandler Canterbury (Repo Men). It’s directed by Andrew Niccol who last year brought us In Time with Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried.
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.
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