The Host TrailerThe About face: The first book (and movie based on a book) from Stephanie Meyer that is unrelated to Twilight.
The Wild side: Based on "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer's novel of the same name, The Host is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war.
The world as we know it has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed.
When Melanie (Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan), one of the few remaining "wild" humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer (also played by Saoirse Ronan), 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.
When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.
The Movie facts: It's not Twilight. So it is doubtful that the movie will be a spectacular success. And the director of The Host, Andrew Niccol, is best known for directing a slew of movie box office bombs, including: Simone, In Time and Lord Of War.
However, Andrew Niccol directed Gattaca, an underrated movie from the mid-90s, and wrote The Truman Show, one of Jim Carrey's best movies ever.
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, William Hurt, Diane Kruger, Frances Fisher
Director: Andrew Niccol
Movie Studio: Open Road Films
Rating: PG-13 (For adult themes, violence, language)
Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes