Sunday, April 15, 2012

Stephenie Meyer's The Host is Going to be a Movie

The Host is Meyer's adult novel, and it's not as well known but it's very good.
Here is a review I did on the book a while ago:

The Host

What's it about? The Host has 2 main Characters, but the twist is, they're both sharing the same body...did you get chills? The world has been taken over by the Souls. Alien beings who attach themselves inside of their hosts and take over their lives. Melanie who was one of a dwindling number of free humans left has finally been captured. Wanderer, a soul famous for the number of planets she's lived on is placed into her body. Wanderer expected Melanie to be gone when she woke up, but Melanie had other plans. Melanie tries desperately to hang on to protect her little brother Jamie and her boyfriend Jared while Wanderer fights to keep control. When Melanie's strong feelings for her loved ones start to overlap to Wanderer the game changes and things get interesting. Especially after Wanderer is being followed by a Seeker who's determined to prove that she's hiding something.

Why do I love it? 1-The love triangle get's a little more complicated when there's 4 people and only 3 bodies! 2-I love the idea of a world where money doesn't matter and all of our illnesses are curable. 3-Ian (who turns out to be Wanderer's love interest) is my awesome.

Extras? For more info on The Host click here.

It's no surprise in the wake of the Twilight Series taking to the screen that Stephenie Meyer is taking the leap with The Host as well. I'm intrigued to see how they adapt it to film. It's a really interesting story that could be really cool.

Here is the trailer for the upcoming movie:

I haven't heard of a lot of the actors they've cast but here's a rundown of them for you:

Saoirse Ronan as Melanie Stryder/Wanderer
(The Atonement, The Lovely Bones, Hanna)

Diane Kruger as The Seeker
(Troy, Wicker Park, National Treasure)

Jake Abel as Ian O'Shea
(I Am Number Four, The Lovely Bones, Percy Jackson & The Olympians, Supernatural)

Max Irons as Jared Howe
(Red Riding Hood, Dorian Gray)

Frances Fisher as Maggie Stryder
(Titanic, Unforgiven)

William Hurt as Jeb Stryder
(The Incredible Hulk, Into the Wild)

Chandler Canterbury as Jaime Stryder
(The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fringe)

Boyd Holbrook as Kyle O'Shea
(Milk, The Reunion)

Scott Lawrence as Doc
(Avatar, Jag, The Social Network, Cloverfield)

So you tell me, do you think it looks good?

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