New Movie Alert: The Host

I am ridiculously excited for this movie. Yes, yes, it was written by Stephanie Meyer of Twilight fame and that’ll be enough to put off a lot of people, but this is going to be an awesome movie. I read the book a few years ago and loved the idea of humans being taken over by alien souls – but still fighting back to retain their mind and bodies. Although the ending didn’t quite work for me, I loved it for the most part.

The plot?

umans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed. When Melanie, 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.

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So far we have Saoirse Ronan cast as Melanie/Wanderer (who was in the awful book adaptation of The Lovely Bones), Diane Kruger (Troy) as The Seeker (Wanderer’s frenemy), Jake Abel (bit-parts in I am Number Four and The Lovely Bones) as Ian O’Shea, one of the few humans to accept Wanderer, and Max Irons (Henry in Red Riding Hood) as Jared Howe, Melanie’s lover.

Below are some of the pics they’ve released. The film’s due out in the US sometime in 2013, but I’ SUPER excited for it.

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