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(2013)

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Shiloh Fernandez, Liam Hemsworth, Kit Harington, Jai Courtney and Wilson Bethel auditioned for the lead male role, Jared. Max Irons was later cast.
Ian Somerhalder, Dane DeHaan, Thomas McDonell and Augustus Prew auditioned for Ian. Jake Abel was later cast.
Jake Abel previously auditioned for the role of Edward Cullen in the Twilight Saga, another series based on literature by Stephanie Meyer, but didn't get the part. They collaborate on this film.
The shiny Chrome cars are Lotus Evora.
Dianna Agron auditioned for the role of Melanie Stryder.
Eva Green, Hayley Atwell and Claire Danes turned down the role of The Seeker.
As the seekers wear completely white clothing throughout the film including in the desert sequences, it was a tedious process for the costume designers and makeup artists to constantly clean the clothes whenever they got dirty, which was often.
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Stephanie Meyer is a fan of the films Gattaca (1997) and The Truman Show (1998). Andrew Niccol, who was involved with those films, would go on to direct this film adapted from her novel.
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Melanies last name is Stryder, which is Dutch for 'warrior'.
The advert featured the song "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons.
Saoirse Ronan patterned her voice as Wanderer after Jane Fonda.
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Although at first reported as such, this was actually not the last movie Roger Ebert reviewed before his death. As reported by Jim Emerson, the last review Ebert wrote was for Terrence Malick's _To the Wonder (2012)_. However, the Review for _The Host (2013)_ was the last review that was published before his death.
Jake Abel and Saoirse Ronan previously collaborated on The Lovely Bones (2009) together, but instead of being love interests he plays her character's best friend's boyfriend.
If you rearrange the letters of the protagonist's name Melanie Stryder, you get Stelanie Mryder, which is a corruption of Stephanie Meyer's real name, the author of the source material.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

When Melanie jumps through the window to escape the seekers at the beginning of the movie, she is seen falling several stories and creating a crater in the cement pavement. At the very beginning of the end credits, the camera pulls away from a planet and it is the exact crater shape as the one Melanie made when she fell.
Emily Browning, who portrays Wanda's new body in this film, was Stephenie Meyer's original choice for the role of Bella Swan in 'Twilight (2008), but she turned it down.
Emily Browning, who plays Wanderer's new host, ironically dated Max Irons from 2011 to 2012, who plays Saoirse Ronan's on screen love interest. Ronan also portrayed the same character Wanderer.
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