The Host (2013)

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Andrew Niccol
Written by
Chandler Canterbury, Diane Kruger, Frances Fisher, Jake Abel, Max Irons, Saoirse Ronan, William Hurt


The Host, based on the 2008 novel by Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer, takes place in a post-apocalytpic world where humanity is at war with a parasitic alien race known as “Souls” – beings that take over human bodies, erasing the original people. After a life-threatening altercation leaves her on the brink of death, Melanie “Mel” Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) is injected with a soul parasite but instead of joining the fight to erase humanity, the life form (known as Wanderer) elects to aid the human rebellion.