When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder risks everything to protect the people she cares about.

Director:

Andrew Niccol

Writers:

Andrew Niccol (screenplay), Stephenie Meyer (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Roberts ... Soul Fleur
Shyaam Karra ... Soul Anshu
Brent Wendell Williams Brent Wendell Williams ... Soul Winters
Jhil McEntyre Jhil McEntyre ... Soul Lake
Jalen Coleman Jalen Coleman ... Soul Nafisa
Saoirse Ronan ... Melanie Stryder / Wanda
Diane Kruger ... The Seeker / Lacey
Stephen Rider ... Seeker Reed
Jaylen Moore ... Seeker Song
Stephen Conroy ... Seeker Sands
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Healer Fords
Michael L. Parker ... Seeker Wolfe (as Michael Parker)
Phil Austin ... Seeker Waverley
Chandler Canterbury ... Jamie
J.D. Evermore ... Trevor Stryder
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Storyline

A body-snatching alien takes possession of a young woman who refuses to surrender her mind, and together they seek out the man they both love as Writer and Director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca (1997), In Time (2011)) adapts Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's New York Times best-seller. The majority of the human race have been possessed by unseen invaders, leaving only small pockets of "wild" humans like Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) scattered throughout the world. Upon being captured by the invaders, Melanie finds her body claimed by Wanderer, a spirit that has been warned of the difficulties that come with claiming a human host. In the process of inhabiting Melanie, Wanderer is deeply affected by her vivid dreams and memories. And when Melanie fights to maintain control of her mind even as Wanderer possesses her body, the sympathetic entity joins her on a journey that will reveal the unfathomable depths of human love and compassion.

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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Eva Green, Hayley Atwell, and Claire Danes turned down the role of The Seeker. See more »

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When Melanie/Wanda is driving the blue Volvo through the desert and struggling about which direction to go, the device that makes the car do the spontaneous flip can clearly be seen on the bottom left side of the car, just in front of the rear left wheel. See more »

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Jeb: The earth is at peace. There is no hunger. There is no violence. The environment is healed. Honesty, courtesy and kindness are practiced by all. Our world has never been more... perfect. Only, it is no longer our world. We've been invaded by an alien race. They occupy the bodies of almost all human beings on the planet. The few humans who have survived are on the run.
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Clever and definitely worth watching
6 March 2020 | by touser2004See all my reviews

Stumbled across this on film 4 and it caught my attention immediately.The conflict inside the host was well written,acted and directed .Most Science Fiction is full of aliens with massively distorted features which is incredibly boring .This film focuses on the inner torment of an alien who is conflicted by the actions of her superior who despises humans ,while she slowly comes to question this rigorous view. Both dramatic and humorous it isn't brilliant but definitely worth watching


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Country:

USA | Switzerland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Host See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,600,112, 31 March 2013

Gross USA:

$26,627,201

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,365,859
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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