By: Kelly West
Those who are greatly anticipating the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s The Host have only to wait until March of next year to see how the story will look on the big screen. In the meantime, some behind the scenes footage of the film has made its way online, giving us a look at the set for the film and some of the stunts performed.
(Vague story spoilers ahead!)
Based on a novel by Twilight‘s Stephenie Meyer, The Host takes place on earth after aliens have invaded the planet and taken over the bodies of most of its inhabitants. In the film, Saoirse Ronan plays Melanie Stryder, a human whose body and mind is inhabited by an alien called Wanderer, who wants to use Melanie as a way to find other uninhabited humans. Ronan is featured in MTV’s video below, as well as Max Irons, who plays Melanie’s boyfriend Jared.
Ronan comments on the stunts for the film, which we’re given a glimpse of in the above video as she jumps from a balcony while strapped to a harness.
“It actually is very physical. I didn’t expect it to be so physical. I’ve been on a harness quite a bit. I’ve done stunts – I’ve jumped off a balcony. I was thirty feet in the air, so that was pretty cool.”
We also got a look at what appeared to be Melanie/Wanderer on the run from the Seeker (Diane Kruger), and a scene featuring Irons’ Jared as he talks to “Wanda” about wanting to kiss Melanie. It’s understandable that Jared might have confused feelings toward the alien who’s now wearing his girlfriend’s body.
You can watch footage and see screen shots here:
The Host arrives in theaters March 29, 2013
Source: Cinema Blend