Diane Kruger Nabs Alien Role The Seeker in Adaptation of 'The Host'
With much of the major human roles in the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi novel The Host already taken, the time has come to cast the alien villain. Deadline has word that Inglourious Basterds beauty Diane Kruger will play The Seeker, one of the alien parasite species known as The Souls who is charged with converting Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) one of the last humans putting up a fight against the invasion. But Melanie is relentless in her resistance to Wanderer and refuses to surrender her consciousness. In this struggle the alien becomes overwhelmed by all of Melanie's memories and emotions.
From this battle emerges a love triangle between a human in love with Melanie, and another member of The Souls called the Wanderer who loves The Seeker. In addition, though there's only one novel to adapt, the film is apparently being set up as the first in a trilogy. This certainly sounds like an interesting cast with talent like William Hurt also aboard seeming much better than most of those who are featured in the adaptation of Meyer's Twilight Saga. Here's hoping Meyer was better at crafting sci-fi than fantastical vampire/werewolf romance so we don't have to deal with more silly melodrama.