So I realize this isn't new movie news, and even this "new" preview has been out for a week or two now, but still, I'm excited. I never fell in love with the Twilight movies for a multitude of reasons, but I'm thrilled they're adapting The Host. In my opinion it is the best of Stephanie Meyer's books, and I'm hoping for a similar improvement in on film. Here's a quick summary of the book.
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed.
When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both in love. Quoted from Goodreads
Doesn't it sound excellent? It absolutely is. This movie comes out next March, so there is still plenty of time to read the book before it hits theaters, and you absolutely should.
Now check out the trailer below. It shows a lot more than the first one. Plus I really like Saoirse Ronan, the girl playing Melanie/Wanda. More than looks (though that is important), I think a person's ability to act is what makes you fall in love with the character, and she's already proven she's a good actress. Now enjoy!