These aliens kinda sparkle, too.
From the woman who gave us sparkling vampires Stephenie Meyer comes “The Host”. Okay, so maybe that probably isn’t much of a selling point to most of you. But it is being directed by Andrew Niccol of “Gattaca” fame, so that’s something.
(Unfortunately, Niccol also directed last year’s underwhelmingly dumb “In Time”, so that’s not so hot.)
But hey, hope springs eternal, right?
THE HOST is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world 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 (Saoirse Ronan), one of the few remaining “wild” humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, 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 flick stars Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Diane Kruger, Jake Abel, Chandler Canterbury, William Hurt, and arrives March 29, 2013.