Two New Photos from Andrew Niccol's 'The Host' Starring Jake Abel
You will be one of us. I'm always a little partial to anything with a sci-fi tinge, even if it's another Stephanie Meyer adaptation. But I was finally caught by RopeofSilicon's headline for these images: "Two New Pictures from 'The Host' Have Me Digging for Plot Points." Indeed — what the heck is this even about? Open Road Films has released another two photos, via EW.com, for Andrew Niccol's adaptation of The Host, starring Saoirse Ronan as Melanie Stryder, and Jake Abel as Ian O'Shea. If you've read the novel, you know the story. It's a romantic character drama about aliens that have taken over minds, while bodies remain intact.
You can see the two new images of Ian in full below. "Ian has only known this alien," Abel explains. "[It's] a love box, between my feelings for Wanda, the alien inside the body, and Jared’s feelings for Melanie, the human who he’s known, whom Ian has never known." Still no idea what's going on. But take a look at Jake:
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. We featured the first teaser trailer in March, but beyond that and a few photos, I've been wondering what exactly this is about. What's up with the eyes?
Andrew Niccol (In Time, Gattaca, Lord of War) wrote and directed the adaptation of The Host, based on the sci-fi novel of the same name by Twilight author Stephanie Meyer. Saoirse Ronan stars as Melanie Stryder, one of the last people fighting against an invading parasitic alien methodically taking over humans. This also stars Diane Kruger, William Hurt, Jake Abel, Max Irons and hits theaters on March 29th, 2013.