'Twilight' Creator Unleashes 'The Host'
Before Breaking Dawn hit bookshelves, Stephenie Meyer took time out from writing about vampires to write about aliens with the 2008 novel, The Host.
It's another star-crossed lovers tale, this one about a young woman and an impossible handsome invading alien "soul," who are forced to work as one. Naturally the film has been adapted for the big screen, and today brings our first look at Saoirse Ronan and Max Irons in the lead roles.
First the bad news. This movie doesn't look very good. I've seen Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and I fail to see anything new to the cannon being offered up here. OK, now the good news. I'm still going to see The Host.
The screenplay was written and the film was directed by Andrew Niccol, the insanely talented visionary behind Gattaca, The Truman Show and Lord of War. Granted, he's also the same man who stumbled with S1m0ne and In Time, but we can't be perfect all the time!
Additionally, Saoirse is one of the most exciting up and coming actresses working today, and The Host seems to call on many of the same abilities she brilliantly displayed in Hanna (if you missed that movie, stop what you're doing and rent it now). Lastly, Max Irons is pretty easy on the eyes, and the camera makes serious love to him in The Host trailer, so watch and decide for yourself!
The Host hits theaters on March 29, 2013.