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 🙂