The Host: Open Road Films to distribute

Mon June 20, 2011 Return to Film News

  • Open Road Films has acquired domestic distribution rights to "The Host", an adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's novel that Andrew Niccol is directing.

    Saoirse Ronan stars as Melanie Stryder, one of the last humans putting up a fight against an alien species called Souls, parasites that invade human bodies, fuse to each person's consciousness and systematically erase their personalities. Melanie is captured by the aliens and implanted by a Soul called Wanderer. While Wanderer's goal is to get Melanie to give up the remaining pockets of humans, the alien finds Melanie to be unique in her unwillingness to surrender her consciousness. Wanderer is so overwhelmed by Melanie's memories and feelings that she is driven to reconnect with Melanie's old life, which includes falling for Melanie's boyfriend. The result is a complex, romantic and emotional human/alien love triangle.

Source: Deadline
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