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‘The Host’ Gives its First Look at Jake Abel’s Ian O’Shea

Jake Abel
Open Road Films

Will Stephenie Meyer have any draw outside of the ‘Twilight‘ franchise (at least cinematically)?  That’s the question ‘The Host‘ asks, as Open Road Films is hoping they’ve got themselves the new hot book adaptation. They’re treating it like ‘The Hunger Games‘ and so they’re teasing out images from the film. Here’s a look at Jake Abel as Ian O’Shea.

These images tell us nothing except that they have an attractive cast, so here’s a look at Abel with co-star Saoirse Ronan:

Jake Abel and Saoirse Ronan

And here’s the film’s synopsis:

THE HOST, published in 2008, was Stephenie Meyer’s highly anticipated follow-up to the wildly popular and acclaimed Twilight series.  The book was #1 on The New York Times Bestseller List for 26 weeks and continues to be an international phenomenon.
THE HOST is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war.  Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy.   Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed.  When Melanie (Saoirse Ronan), one of the few remaining “wild” humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end.  Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too-vivid memories.
But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn’t expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.
The film opens March 29, 2013 (right in ‘The Hunger Games’ slot), so expect a lot more of this. It comes from writer-director Andrew Niccol, whose ‘The Truman Show’ script and film ‘Gattaca’ still have their admirers, though later works like ‘In Time,’ ‘Lord of War’ and ‘S1m0ne’ do not.

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