Poster and Trailer Debut: The Host

Just as the final film in The Twilight Saga is released in cinemas, bringing that franchise to a close, the poster and second trailer for author Stephenie Meyer’s follow up, The Host, conveniently appear.

The poster looks to set up Meyer’s penchant for a good teenage love triangle, however Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan), though wedged between two hunks here, only has eyes for Jared (Max Irons).

Set in a dystopian future (they’re so hot right now) where parasitic aliens (called ‘Souls’) have invaded Earth and taken over human bodies, Melanie is one of the few left who identifies herself as a resistance fighter. She meets and falls for Jared before being captured and becoming a host for an alien, Wanderer, who quickly discovers Melanie’s willpower isn’t ready to give up her body so easily.

The screenplay was adapted by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, In Time) and the film also stars Diane Kruger, William Hurt, and Jake Abel. After the second trailer, the film looks promising as a lukewarm action film with romantic undertones, but only time will tell if the Twilight crowd will flock to see Meyer’s latest paranormal offering.

The Host arrives in cinemas early 2013.

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