A Host Of New Images From Stephenie Meyer’s ‘The Host’

The impressive cast and crew involved in this sci-fi/fantasy thriller based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestseller THE HOST, should be enough to ensure it’s nowhere near the eye-rollling tepidness of THE TWILIGHT SAGA. GATTACA and IN TIME writer/director Andrew Niccol is known for putting the ‘smarts’ in his scripts. so hopefully there are no ‘longing-looks’ or shirtless (wooden) hunks taking up half the running time (and fingers crossed the lead actress, Saoirse Ronan isn’t as depressed as that Stewart floozy).

The film centres on Melanie Stryder who is injected with a parasitic alien soul after an invasion allows these lifeforms to take over the planet. Instead of carrying out the alien race’s mission of taking over the Melanie (like all others), “Wanda” (as this soul comes to be known) forms a bond with her host and sets out to free other humans.

Check out these new stills from the film set for cinemas 29th March 2013 and look as if they could have come from anywhere from SPIDER-MAN to EQUILIBRIUM to THE PHANTOM MENACE, not to mention bloody TWILIGHT. My hopes are dashed!

THE HOST co-stars Max Irons, Jake Abel, William Hurt, Diane Kruger, Francis Fisher, Boyd Holbrook and Bokeem Woodbine.


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Craig was our great north east correspondent, proving that it’s so ‘grim up north’ that losing yourself in a world of film is a foregone prerequisite. He has been studying the best (and often worst) of both classic and modern cinema at the University of Life for as long as he can remember. Craig’s favorite films include THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, JFK, GOODFELLAS, SCARFACE, and most of John Carpenter’s early work, particularly THE THING and HALLOWEEN.

1 Comment

  1. tyrone

    December 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    The cave dwelling reminds me of Luke Skywalker’s underground home on Tatooine.
    Like you, I believe it’s the interesting take on ‘alien invaders’ and the acting and directing talent connected with The Host that will raise it above the average
    genre film.

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