Just as the Twilight series is about to end with the release of "Breaking Dawn: Part 2", Stephenie Meyer has another movie about supernatural creatures helping teenage girls find love.
The upcoming film, The Host, is set in a futuristic and ruined Earth after an alien invasion. The aliens have seized control of the human population’s brains. Irish actress Saoirse Ronan plays both the female protagonist, Melanie Stryder, and the alien, Wanderer, that inhabits her body. Stryder initially resists Wanderer’s efforts to seize control of her mind, but things change when Stryder’s old crush enters the picture. The alien decides to help its host get back together with one of her past crushes. Max Irons plays Ronan’s boyfriend, Jared, a rebel human, and a supernatural love triangle develops.
The film is based on a best selling novel by Stephenie Meyer, who is famous for her Twilight series. The Twilight books were made into five films starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.
Not surprisingly, The Host has already been compared to the Twilight series. Ronan told MTV, “Hopefully the fans of ‘Twilight’- the film and the book- will go and see [The Host]. It’s very different. The concept is quite incredible.”
She said that the structure of the movie is similar to that of the book and said about the movie as a whole, “It’s great just to see it all put together and see how it looks and how certain scenes turned out. There are some nice moments in there.”
Ronan is still keeping busy. The 18 year old actress was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the 2007 film Atonement. She will star in Wes Anderson’s next project “The Grand Budapest Hotel” which starts shooting next year. Ronan plays the girlfriend of one of the young characters.
Andrew Niccol, who has worked on In Time and Gattaca, wrote and directed The Host and created a post apocalyptic world for the movie.
The Host comes out on March 29, 2013.
Watch the trailer for The Host here.
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