Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Saoirse Ronan Plays the Lead in The Host Movie, Plus Some Official Photos

Saoirse Ronan plays Melanie Stryder

Updated: Added the teaser poster for the movie and two more pictures featuring Jake Abel as Ian O'Shea.

Now that The Twilight Saga is nearly coming to a close, movie goers are wary and wanted to juice some more from the books by Stephenie Meyer. There is no wonder movie studios is immediately on the go to adapt Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi adventure called The Host.

In less than a year, on March 29, 2013 more specifically, we will all gonna witness if this movie will overtake Twilight Saga's fame or not. But seeing the cast of characters, I do believe that The Host's main star, Saoirse Ronan is far better off than Twilight Saga's Kristen Stewart. You could see that clearly in the official movie pictures below.

Saoirse has been graced with a great acting talent that she has received a lot of acting nominations and awards for her previous movie gigs. Among of her many award-winning acting roles include Susie Salmon in The Lovely Bones, another book adaptation about a teenage girl who is victim of some heinous crime and how people she  loved coped with it; the younger Briony Tallis in Atonement, whose imaginative mind caused the fall and breakdown of two lovers and eventually seeking forgiveness for what she have done; and the title role in the movie Hanna, who is a kick ass assasin on her own right.

In the movie The Host, Saoirse will play Melanie Stryder, who is inhabited by an alien entity called Wanderer. The story takes place on a post-invaded Earth, where aliens called "souls" rule the earth by possessing human beings (thus the term host) and eventually infiltrating the host's mind. This gives the soul control over the host, and thus forcing them to find other human beings who had not been possessed yet. Check out The Host teaser poster below:

Or you could watch its teaser trailer here:

Notice Melanie Stryder's white rimmed pupils? This is the indication that the human has already been possessed by a "soul." Even in the book cover of the novel on which the movie was based upon the character has white rimmed pupils also. You can also check out this phenomena in the movie pictures that follow:

Yes, that's right! Diane Kruger is among the cast of the movie and she's also playing one of the possessed Earthling inhabited by an alien called the Seeker. There are also other top actors who are cast in this movie such as Max Irons, Jake Abel, William Hurt, Boyd Holbrook, Chandler Canterbury, Frances Fisher and Scott Lawrence.

Although, before you watch the movie and if you haven't read the book yet, I suggest you to grab a copy and start reading it already, so that you will not miss out any plot details.