The First Trailer for The Host Arrives

This is it, fans!  This is the first trailer for The Host.  It has been a long time coming.  Yesterday, we had the first images of the film released, and now, as expected, the trailer is ours to see.

Synopsis: “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.”

The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons, William Hurt, Diane Kruger, Chandler Canterbury, Boyd Holbrook, and Frances Fisher.  Andrew Niccol wrote the screenplay and is still filming and directing the film based on the novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer.

The Host is in theatres March 29, 2013.

Please comment with what you thought of the first trailer!

I love that they kept it a teaser trailer and did not give away any footage.  It shows Saoirse just enough and the main focus are those eyes.  I admit when I first saw that it was 1 minute and 30 seconds, I became worried that they would show too much.  I really like the trailer and hope it will get people interested in The Host.  We all know that this is not another Twilight even though it is from Stephenie Meyer.  I hope people can get past that.  –Sarah

Sarah asked me to write a few of my thoughts on the trailer, as well. I really like that the teaser trailer focuses on the invasion aspect. I think it’s really relevant to current events where war and crime and discontent are just rampant and people are making policy decisions based on this very appealing idea of utopia that we’re trying to reach. I think the trailer caught my attention at first that way, when she’s describing this perfect world…and then drops the bomb that it’s not our world anymore. I liked that. I also liked that there is not mention of romance. Teen audiences are fixated on romance and if you’re marketing just to teens and young adults, that’s the way to go, but this film (and the book) have the potential to reach markets beyond these age groups. They’ve brought in big names like Diane Kruger and William Hurt who appeal to an older generation, and I think if they can market to other age groups beyond the teens, that they can give this film some real credibility. I also think that there are other themes to “The Host” than just romance, and  it’s important for us to remember that. All in all, very pleased with the teaser trailer 🙂




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  • Guest

    Cool! I like the trailer.

  • FrankandBeans

    Meh. It’s just a teaser so I’m not worried about my lack of enthusiasm about it. It kind a feels like a National Geographic advertisement with all the faces.  And Ronan’s American accent, well, you can tell she’s thinking “keep it American” haha but I’m not too critical on that. She’ll do just fine I bet. 

  • jeronimo

     Amazing! So,so clever. Exactly what we need to start countdowning!!!!

  • “You will be one of us” gave me chills.

  • Nicole

    While I was really hoping to see more of the cast and scenes, I knew that probably wasn’t going to happen this early in the filming. There was a creepy vibe to the trailer which I’m happy about. I had that feeling while reading the book sometimes.

  • KineHaug

    Couldn’t agree more. This is a teaser, not a trailer! And did anyone else see that they made Wanda look like the girl on the book cover? AMAZING!! By the way: CREEPY trailer!!

  • April1216

    I love Saoirse, and I hope the movie is good…but let’s be honest, the book wasn’t good. This ~teaser isn’t that good either.

    “We all know that this is not another Twilight even though it is from Stephenie Meyer.  I hope people can get past that.” What does that suppose to mean? The Host takes on all the elements Twilight had, only this book is suppose to be “Sci-Fi”, the only problem is there’s hardly any sci-fi AT. ALL. If they get lucky, maybe they’ll be able to capture some of positives (few as there might be) that Twilight had, which is doubtful considering the source material is 100x worse than Stephanie’s Twilight.

    This does remind me of “I AM Number $” or whatever it was called.

    • KineHaug

      4* And there’s a lot sci fi in the book, what about all the different planets? I thought it was really interesting.

    • NOLA

      I don’t think a bad teaser is any reflection on the source material. The teaser is on the shoulders of the director and studio.

      • April1216

        Of course, the teaser the is provided by the director/studio, but when the story you’re adapting doesn’t provide much in the means of  interesting entertainment there’s not much you can do.

        • KineHaug

          I’ve read the book about 15 times. For me, it’s THAT good.

        • Salty

          The story may not have interesting to you, but it doesn’t mean that it wasn’t interesting for other people.

        • NOLA

           If it helps Andrew Niccol wrote the script.

    • Franny Lipscomb

      this is nothing like twilight and it has A LOT  of sci-fi I mean are aliens coming down to earth not sci-fi enough for you? I actually enjoyed the book quite a bit it is my all time favorite book and it is a lot of other peoples favorites also

    • Jill

       Are you sure you read the book?

  • Sadie

    When are they going to release the full cast? It’s bothering me.

  • Joanna

    That was pitiful.  Honestly, that slideshow was freakin’ laughable…

    • Jill

       The main purpose of the teaser trailer was to get the fans involved. It wasn’t meant to be taken as “serious” teaser, just something to peak people’s interest.

  • Franny

    this makes it look amazing I really hope the movie is this good

  • Sheritapp67

    I read the book but I will be going to see this movie to watch Saoirse Ronan. She truly brings her characters to life.

  • Whales

    I’m underwhelmed, but I’m trying to keep in mind it was just a teaser.

  • S

    I wonder if there is a Moon in that universe)))

  • Raerae

    Is anyone else really pissed off that freaking Ian Somerhalder auditioned for the role as Ian but didnt get it? Is there a petition we can sign…anyone? 😛

    • Guest


  • MirrorSoul

    “You will be one of  Us” is  the more exciting, scary, freaking part .!! xD

  • Rosie

    I really liked the trailer – goosebumps were raised on my arms. However, I didn’t like how the souls were portrayed as evil, the believe they are making the world a better place not stealing it.

  • smiley:)

    I thought the trailer made the souls seem really hostile and scary. Aren’t they suppose to be peaceful and happy? I know its just a teaser but what about the people who haven’t read the book?