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The Host (22-Mar-2013)

Director: Andrew Niccol

Writer: Andrew Niccol

From novel by: Stephenie Meyer

Keywords: Drama

Silver-screen adaptation of the Stephenie Meyer novel of the same name follows Melanie Stryder, a teenaged girl living in a futuristic world in which humanity has been co-opted by parasitic beings, as she is tasked to discover the location of one of t

The Host tells the story of a future in which the human race has been co-opted by psychic parasites from another realm called "Souls", benevolent beings that send a 'Seeker' from their ranks to implant a "Soul" known as 'Wanderer' in teenaged girl Melanie Stryder and aim to send her out to find and ultimately assimilate a straggling pocket of unaffected humans. Stryder, as it turns out, happens to be a resilient human spirit who resists the implanting of a "Soul" in her brain, and sets out on a majestic quest to bring humanity back to something resembling what it was in its pre-parasitic days.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frances Fisher
11-May-1952   House of Sand and Fog
William Hurt
20-Mar-1950   Altered States, Broadcast News
Diane Kruger
15-Jul-1976   Helen of Troy
Saoirse Ronan
12-Apr-1994   Atonement
Bokeem Woodbine
13-Apr-1973   The Big Hit


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