Friday, July 13, 2012

New Image of Melanie, Jared, and Jamie

Check out all the official images here.


Five Reasons to Be Excited About 'The Host'

VH1 editor  Sabrina Rojas Weiss and producer Kate Spencer give us five reasons to be excited for the upcoming release of The Host. 

1. The Soul eyes look awesome. After hearing the Twilight crew complain that the contact lenses were kinda the hardest part about making the films, we were worried about this. For the uninitiated, the book is about people possessed by alien creatures called Souls, which give their hosts' eyes a weird silver halo. Instead of that weird blank stare colored contacts can give actors, these made them just seem creepily serene, as they should. 

2. It is PACKED with action. The first scene is just like the book, showing Melanie being chased and jumping into an air shaft. And what we saw ended with a dramatic car/truck/helicopter chase. 

3. Max Irons is super hot. Especially when making out with Saoirse Ronan in the rain. 

4. Saoirse Ronan, as we suspected, is the perfect person to convey both the distress of invaded host Melanie Stryder and the eerie serenity of invader Wanderer. And the voice of Melanie in her head doesn't make you want to laugh inappropriately. 

5. Jake Abel is super hot. Though kind of not when he's trying to strangle Saoirse Ronan, because that would be wrong. 

Listen to them discuss The Host around the 3:35 mark.


Diane Kruger Discusses 'The Host' with Indiewire

What can you tell me about your role in "The Host?"

It's a book so I play The Seeker, which is sort of...


So you think, but it remains to be seen. But it was a great arc to play, it's a really fun character. 

So you're done shooting?


How did the production go for you?

It was intense. We finished up in New Mexico with the sandstorms and the nature of it was quite a challenge. 

Was it nerve-wracking to embark on a project dreamed up by Stephenie Meyer, knowing that if this hits the same way as "Twilight," you'll be hounded?

Well it's different for me, right, because I'm not the young girl. It was actually great to have her, she was pretty much on set everyday. The challenge, or the good thing about this one is that the other two books are not out yet. So there was much more, at least for me, liberty to create actually my own version of that character. And having her there makes it easy so who knows what's going to happen in the next...

Did she tell you where she envisioned the character going?

In theory, yes, a little bit. Which is helpful, but it's not like I'm not locked in like some of the characters in "Twilight" are. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

'The Host' Makes an Appearance at Comic-Con

All things Comic-Con from The Host Movie News

MTV's Josh Horowitz Talks The Host with Stephenie Meyer (~:30)

Andrew Niccol and Stephenie Meyer discuss The Host with Fandango 

Andrew Niccol and Stephenie Meyer discuss The Host with Entertainment Weekly (Video)

EW Comic-Con portraits, including Andrew Niccol and Stephenie Meyer

Transcript of Breaking Dawn press conference, including what Stephenie Meyer had to say about the future of The Host. 

Five reasons to be excited about The Host from VH1(~3:35)

Reviews of the Footage:
Bleeding Cool

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Antonio Pinto to Score 'The Host'

According to Film Music Reporter, Antonio Pinto will provide the score for The Host. Pinto's previous work includes Behind the Sun, City of God, and Andrew Niccol's Lord of War. Along with Shakira, Pinto received a Golden Globe nomination for the song "Despedida" from Love in the Time of Cholera


Is 'The Host' Headed for Comic-Con?

Deadline New York is reporting that author Stephenie Meyer will have something Host related at the Breaking Dawn panel tomorrow. Check out the schedule of Twilight related events here.

Hypable will also be live blogging both Twilight panels tomorrow. Follow them @hypable.

What do you think fans will be treated to in regards to The Host?


Monday, July 9, 2012

Saoirse Ronan and Max Irons Answer Fans' Twitter Questions

While visiting the set of The Host, MTV's Josh Horowitz asked stars Saoirse Ronan and Max Irons a few Twitter questions from fans.