THE HOST is an upcoming film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s novel of the same name, written and directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, The Truman Show, In Time). The film starring Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, The Lovely Bones, Hanna), alongside with Jake Abel, Max Irons, William Hurt, Chandler Canterbury, Boyd Holbrook, and Diane Kruger (Troy, National Treasure, Inglourious Basterds) who plays the villain/alien president.
It 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. A soul named Wanderer is attempting to take control of Melanie’s (Ronan) consciousness, but faces strong opposition by what remains of the girl.
- via MTV