If you’re familiar with the Twilight series, a credit like “from Stephenie Meyer” may paint the wrong picture. That series utilized supernatural elements to tell an intimate, contained story. But The Host cranks up the scope, offering an action-filled plot with stakes that put the whole world on the line. Judging from the below trailer for the upcoming adaptation of the sci-fi novel, writer/director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, In Time) injected the source material with the necessary energy. Sure, the movie has romance… but it’s also filled with car chase shootouts, escape set pieces, and a wild alien angle.
In The Host, Saoirse Ronan plays Melanie Stryder, one of the few remaining humans on Earth not inhabited by an extraterrestrial race known as “Souls.” As you’ll see in the our exclusive TV spot, she eventually encounters the nefarious group and taken over by a Soul known as “Wanderer.” Thankfully, Wanderer has a soft spot for Melanie, and the two go on the run from the Souls to find a colony of unturned humans.
Check out the video below to get a taste of just how big The Host is going to get. For those looking for Meyer’s signature romantic stylings, notice that Melanie’s relationships don’t get any easier when she’s living with an alien inside of her.
The Host arrives in theaters March 29.
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