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‘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 Deadline.com, “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.


Now I can say that Nathan Fillion is a greek god without the embarrassing silence that usually follows. The star of ABC’s Castle has accepted the role of Greek deity Hermes in Fox 2000’s sequel Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters, based on the second book in Rick Riordan‘s best-selling young-adult book series.

In the Percy Jackson series, Hermes is the father of Percy’s arch enemy Luke, who is played in the films by Jake Abel.

Thor Freudenthal is directing The Olympians, with a release date of 2013 in theaters. Logan Lerman is returning in the starring role of demigod Percy, while Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson also are returning to reprise their roles. The first title in the franchise, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, grossed $226.5 million at the worldwide box office in 2010. Dylan Neal played the role of Hermes in Lightning Thief.

What do you NerdBastards think about this casting decision?