This is our first account from the set of The Host. EW (Entertainment Weekly) got a chance to visit the set while The Host was filming in New Mexico. The account is short and no pictures, but there will be more posts about the visit soon, including interviews. Here are a couple of quick, important excerpts from the post:
“Fans of Stephenie Meyer’s 600-plus-page novel have likely already gathered from the description above that film interpretation of The Seeker is almost the exact opposite of how she’s described in the book. Instead of small, dark-haired, and clad mostly in black, the very blonde Kruger stands regally on some serious wedge heels, dressed in a futuristic cream-colored pant suit. It’s a change designed by writer-director Andrew Niccol (Gattica, In Time) to reflect the “purity” of the egalitarian Souls, and Meyer told me on the set that she happily embraced it. Gattica is her favorite sci-fi film of all time.”
” . . . I can tell you how Ronan is differentiating the alien Wanderer from the internal voice of Melanie in the film. It’s actually quite simple: The Wanderer speaks with a generic American accent, whereas Melanie’s voice is inflected with a Louisiana twang, another Meyer-approved tweak from the book.”
So now we have why Diane Kruger looks different from The Seeker in the book, and how Saoirse Ronan will be Melanie and Wanderer at the same time. I like the different voices idea. They could have gone with a Gollum (Lord of the Rings) take on it, but I like this better.
These are a couple of huge reveals and explanations for us to digest. Pretty exciting!
You can read the whole post about the visit on EW.