back to top

12 Things You Need To Know About "The Host"

It's Stephenie Meyer and Andrew Niccol's latest venture, and it hits theaters on March 29. Twilight fans are definitely going to be happy.

Posted on

1. Plot summary:

The Host is a sci-fi love adventure of a film based on a novel by Stephenie Meyer of the same title. In it, there's a new alien force, called Souls, who are threatening the very existence of mankind by taking humans and using their bodies as hosts. In other words, a human's body remains intact as the Soul takes hold, but the human mind is erased completely.

That is, until Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) comes along — because she refuses to give up her body and mind to an invading Soul. In fact, she remembers everything about her former life, including memories of her sexy man mate Jared (Max Irons).

So, what happens when Melanie wanders into the desert to find her family and the hunk of man she loves?! Well, you've gotta see the movie on March 29 to find out.

2. This is the latest trailer for "The Host," and it features Diane Kruger and a lot of flashy eyes.

View this video on YouTube


Side note: If you're wondering how to pronounce "Saoirse," her name rhymes with "inertia." So, Saoirse = ser-sha.

Christopher Polk / Getty Images

Plus, she wore oxfords to the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 because heels are for losers.

Another important side note: Saoirse is Irish and has the most adorable accent imaginable in real life.

View this video on YouTube


11. Souls are technically the bad guys, but not everything about them is awful: They don't lie or steal, they care about the environment and basically make the world better, and they really love chrome.