Chockstone Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming young adult fantasy film The Host.
There isn’t any footage of the actual film here, which makes sense as the movie is still in production, but it’s got some nice, creepy undertones, and hints at the plot.
Of course, since it’s based on a published novel, we’ve got some idea of what it will be about already. The Host is a new book from Stephanie Meyers, the author of the Twilight series. She’s not straying far from her successful franchise with the characters here - an innocent and virtuous maiden is involved in a love triangle during a dangerous time - but the focus this time is a bit more interesting.
The novel follows Melanie, one of the few surviving Humans on the planet after the invasion of the Souls, non-corporeal creatures who inhabit people’s brains, erase their memories and personalities, and take control of their bodies.
In an effort to seek out the last of the surviving humans, one of the Souls, called The Wanderer, takes over Melanie only partially, leaving her mostly intact, so that it can access her knowledge of the human base. She struggles internally to stop the Soul from obtaining this valuable secret.
We also have these production stills, which appeared in People Magazine this week.
While The Host is only one novel, it’s been split up into a trilogy of films, likely to capitalize on the current popularity of film franchises, especially with Meyers’ name attached.
The Host, written and directed by Andrew Niccol and starring Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, William Hurt, and Jake Abel, hits theaters March 29, 2013.