Andrew Niccol

‘The Host’ Trailer Delivers Little

I really sold you on this one. But its so true, unless you have a fetish for eyeballs the teaser trailer for The Host, really doesn’t show much. Clearly there is an “on the down-low” invasion afoot, Stephenie Meyer wrote the book, Andrew Niccol directed the film, which is still in production and it opens March 29, 2013 — this is what I got from the “teaser”. I consider myself teased to the point of frustrati… eh, sure — the loose blue balls analogy gets to stay in the picture.

My balls aside (king of the segue, I am I am) the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons (son of Jeremy), Jake Abel (son of Cain…no, can you imagine though?), Diane Kruger (daughter of Freddy, this is ridiculous now), William Hurt (…) and Frances Fisher.

According to, “Ronan stars as Melanie Stryder, one of the last humans putting up a fight against an alien species called Souls, parasites that invade human bodies, fuse to each person’s consciousness and systematically erase their personalities.”

Meyer wrote The Host right after she completed the Twilight books, but not long after she had her Scrooge McDuck treasure bath.

Here is the video, warning — it will not be released on Betamax, so you may want to catch this one in theaters.

Did you hear the rumor about superstar hottie Olivia Wilde becoming the next Lara Croft, which ran amok over the weekend?

Olivia, whose recent nerd-cred has sprouted thanks to Tron: Legacy, Cowboys and Aliens, and most recently in the Andrew Niccol directed In Time was “confirmed” to be involved in the reboot by Brazilian site Cinepop. Well, you can chalk this up to Hollywood hootenanny, because Olivia answered the nagging question through everyone’s favorite 140 character news space, her Twitter account:

Now, don’t get us wrong or anything, a new Tomb Raider movie is going to happen soon — producer Graham King of GK Films won the rights to the film and is looking towards a release date sometime in 2013. Angelina Jolie, the original Lara Croft, has passed on throwing on another tight one-piece suit, so the leading lady role is still up for grabs.

While it kills my boner, I’m so glad this got debunked. She would have been horrible as ‘Lara Croft’.

Via: The Mary Sue