Attention all fans of Stephenie Meyer’s sci-fi drama, The Host. It’s time. The first official trailer for the big screen adaptation is here and waiting especially for you. I know, I know. Just calm down for a minute, then you can proceed to squee. The film, which is still in production, and is expected to be released May 29, 2013 – Yes! We have another entire year to wait – stars Saoirse Ronan as Wanderer, the alien creature occupying host, Melanie Stryder. Written and directed by Andrew Niccol, The Host follows Wanda as she searches for her humanity, sorting through Melanie’s memories, trying to unite the still present Melanie with her family. The trailer features the delicate voice of Ronan setting the initial stage for the adaptation: “The earth is at peace . . . the world has never been more perfect, but it is no longer your world.” A plethora of faces show the ominous truth; their eyes give them away. They are not human. “You will be one of us.” This simple teaser is enough to give anybody chills, with the combination of haunting, rough melodies, and the look of Ronan’s icy stare. It’s easy to see the promise for a successful reworking of Meyer’s novel. Go ahead, Host fans. Tell me what you think.
The film also features: Diane Kruger as The Seeker, William Hurt as Uncle Jeb, Jake Abel as Ian O’Shea, and Max Irons as Jared Howe.
What did you think of the trailer? Are you excited for the film adaptation? Love the book? Team Jared or Team Ian? What do you think of the casting? Tell me in the comments!