Teaser Trailer for Adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s THE HOST [Updated with Hi-Res Images]

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The first trailer for the adaptation of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s sci-fi novel The Host has gone online. This is the very definition of a teaser trailer, but the lack of footage isn’t exactly unexpected given that the movie’s still filming and doesn’t come out for over a year. I’m not sure what all this glowing eye stuff is about, but I’m sure those who have read the book can fill me in. In the world of the film, a parasitic alien species is nearly finished wiping out the human population by taking over the consciousness of each person. A soul named Wanderer is attempting to take control of Melanie’s (Saoirse Ronan) consciousness, but faces strong opposition by what remains of the girl. I’m a big fan of writer-director Andrew Niccol‘s work and Ronan is a killer actress, so I’m quite intrigued by the project as a whole. I’m not exactly sure what the point of releasing a trailer this early was, but I’m sure we’ll get a better look at the film later this year (in front of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, perhaps?). If you missed them, check out the first images from the film here.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger, William Hurt, and Frances Fisher. The Host opens on March 29th, 2013. [Update: We've updated the article with four hi-res images from the film]

Here’s a synopsis for The Host:

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.

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  • AnaB

    Adam, the glowing eyes is how you recognize the Hosts (invading aliens)… meaning, whoever has the glowing eyes is one – those who don’t are still human =)

  • Sci-fi

    It would be great if they’d actually show scenes from the movie. I hate trailers that don’t show anything.

  • comingthroughthetrees.tumblr.com

    that could very well be the worst trailer ever….

    which is a shame because if it has Saoirse Ronan as the lead, it probably won’t be half bad.
    but still….
    one of the worst trailers EVERER!

  • SP1234

    They just began shooting the movie, being released a year from now, so how much footage should be shown? It Hunger Games-Dark Knight Rises teaser backlash all over again.

  • dogg

    Should be subtitled “How to stretch a 300-page plot to 864 pages”.

  • Annie

    Oooohhh Max irons is looking mighty fine. :)

  • potterboy

    i think it’s a good teaser, but the jpeg of different kinds of people makes it look like a “fan made” trailer

    • slice

      Fan made trailers can be better than the studios as was shown by John Carter but I agree……these images of people from all over the world I suppose…..or maybe just downtown New York City……was not a good idea IMO……felt like a product commercial instead of a movie teaser……just the VO and the earth images was kinda cool.

  • excpired

    I was actually pleasantly surprised by the trailer. The premise is hardly original, though its a slight twist on the Body Snatchers. Communication with the parasite is kind of interesting.

    Stephenie is a bad writer and her prose are terrible, but turned into a movie this could be half-decent. As long as it isn’t pandering too hard to the Twilight crowd.

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  • A

    fuck me ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE?!?!?!?!?! I see a horrible trend..no ones making movies for adults any more….

  • mia

    The reason they have the silver eyes it because that’s how you know their aliens :)

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  • Alex–

    Against my will I’m a Saoirse Ronan, love that, nice narrating.

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