A new trailer for The Host has gone online. It does a solid job of setting up the plot, and sells the love-story angle hard, which is what you would expect when you bill the flick as coming from Stephanie Meyer, author of The Twilight Saga. I’m just not sure if the sci-fi element will attract or turn off the audience the movie intends to attract. Even though Twilight has werewolves and vampires, no one would call it anything but a romance. Hunger Games has an easier time of selling itself as an action-adventure with a romantic subplot. But The Host hasn’t been the literary success of either of those franchises, and without that support, I don’t know how the film will do, especially when March is so crowded with big releases.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, William Hurt, Jake Abel and Max Irons. The Host opens March 29, 2013.
Here’s the official 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.