With just over one month and a bit until the release of Open Road Film’s The Host, the third and final trailer has arrived.
It comes hot on the heels of the Diane Kruger-centric The Seeker featurette which landed last week.
The two and and a half minute trailer was revealed shortly after a live video chat with Twilight Saga and The Host author Stephenie Meyer, and three of the film’s leads — Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, and Max Irons.
Nutshelled, The Host tells the story of an alien race of ‘souls’ who have taken over the Earth by “occupying” their human “hosts” bodies. In the minds of the aliens the process and purpose is a benevolent one. But some humans resist.
“What if everything you love was taken from you in the blink of an eye? The Host is the next epic love story from the creator of The Twilight Saga, worldwide bestselling author, Stephenie Meyer. When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about — Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt), proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.”
Today’s final look pre-release almost runs the risk of telling the entire story. We see Melanie’s transition from human to host and her struggle to remember her former life, The Seeker’s plans to occupy the last of the human resistance, and the longing of Jared to connect with the human Melanie he once loved.
But as it’s adapted and directed by Andrew Niccol who helmed one of my all-time favorite sci-fi movies Gattaca, I’m hoping The Host will knock it out of the park when it hits theaters on March 29.