Synopsis: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race’s mission of taking over the Earth, “Wanda” (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.
Release Date: March 29, 2013
Thoughts: Thankfully, the second trailer for The Host shows more plot points than the previous teaser released earlier this year. Based on Stephenie Meyer’s novel (that was received much better than her Twilight tomes), I’m interested to see how this one develops. It looks fairly run of the mill to me but I’ve enjoyed director Andrew Nicol’s work in the past — his cooly futuristic Gattaca is still a favorite – so there is some hope. I’m hoping this is less lovey-dovey than The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 but having not read the novel I’m unsure of how similar the two films will be.