Trailer Talk: The Host


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.

Teaser Trailer

Trailer #2

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!

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Emma says:

    Ok, was not expecting to get chills from watching the trailer to this movie since I didn’t like the book, at all. Another year? Come on…

    1. I have to say, I do really love this book, almost as much as Twilight (and we all know how much I love Twilight). The teaser is fabulous (Yes, you definitely get chills), but they make it seem as if the story has a lot more action/creepy aliens then it does. It still gives me hope, that the fans will get a adaptation they deserve, unlike another series we know. *Cough* 🙂

      Yeah, another year? Not fair. At all. I still don’t understand this new trend of films producing trailers even before they’ve finished filming. It doesn’t make sense to me.

      1. Emma says:

        I love Twilight so much too! I’m going to go find my copy of The Host and try reading it again. Maybe I wasn’t in the right frame of mind first time round.

        1. Good! Hopefully, you’ll like it the second time around. It is a S. Meyer novel. I don’t know how, but she writes the most amazing characters. Hello. Duh. Edward Cullen. Lol. 🙂

  2. setinmotion says:

    Dayum. I forgot that Max Irons was going to be in this film. That boy is smoking! Ahahaha.

    Seriously though, spooky trailer. Saoirse has such a chilling voice doesnt she?

    BTW. please tell me Lionsgate ISNT producing this.

    1. I can’t say I’ve seen Max Irons in any of the films he’s done, but I do love his dad. Lol.

      So spooky, though it kind of reminded me of her “Lovely Bones” voice over.

      Uh, I don’t think Lionsgate/Summit is producing. At least, I really really hope not. They’re looking to buy the movie rights to ‘Fifty,’ so that’s another thing we have to worry about.

      1. This just in: ‘Focus’ and ‘Universal Pictures’ will bring “Fifty Shades of Grey” to the big screen.

        Phew! Now we can all take a deep breath. ‘Focus’ makes pretty much only incredible films, so that’s good. It’s still going to be weird to see Fifty in film form, but they won’t mess it up as bad as Lionsgate/Summit. I hope.

        1. setinmotion says:

          His dad is Jeremy Irons right? I’ve heard of the name, but I don’t think I’ve seen him in anything…

          Yeah, The Lovely Bones…I read the book and decided to stay away from the film…

          Shit. I know that Universal Pictures are the big wigs, but what’s Focus? So this is definitely happening then?

        2. Yep. He’s been in a ton of movies: The Man in the Iron Mask, The Lion King, Die Hard 3.

          I’ve seen the movie, but I haven’t read the book. Which I should, because I was so confused by the end.

          Focus makes all those awesome British films and such: Pirate Radio, Atonement, Hot Fuzz, Pride & Prejudice, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Just to name a few and my favorites. I guess it’s happening, but you never know. I’m still waiting for that “Looking for Alaska” adaptation. It’s a difficult film to make, so it’s possible that nothing could happen. On the other hand, it could become a huge success. You never know.

  3. setinmotion says:

    Also. I really liked The Host. It took a bit to get into, but the second time I read it, it was great. Gotta love some love triangle. Love square? Eh.

    1. Yeah. It took me a while too, to get through the first chapter. After that, I couldn’t put it down. It is kind of a love square, isn’t it? Melanie/Jared, Wanda/Jared, Wanda/Ian. Huh. For a teeny, tiny alien, Wanda sure does get around. Lol.

      1. setinmotion says:

        That dirty alien slut.


        I hope it translates well on the screen!

        1. Hahahaha!!!

          Me too! I saw a still of the part when Jared and Melanie first meet. I gotta say, I’m still doubtful over the younger casting, but it’s looking good.

  4. setinmotion says:

    Ooohhh is he Scar by any chance in The Lion King?

    And you’re going to hate me but the only film of those I saw was Hot Fuzz and I didnt like it at all…probably because I dont really like English films. Or English accents…

    Please dont hate me!

    1. Yep! He is.

      Don’t . . . like . . .? Wow. I don’t think I’ve ever heard those words, but I definitely don’t hate you. I’ll just have to convert you, is all. Lol. Me, I love (love!) British films, and accents (Duh. Rob). ‘Hot Fuzz,’ I won’t lie, I love Brit comedies especially; no surprise, another one of my favorites. ‘Eternal Sunshine’ is not a Brit film, so I will not excuse that. Fantastic, has to be in my Top 10. It’s a must watch, definitely.

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