We wondered how they’d have enough of The Host done in time to make a compelling teaser trailer to run before The Hunger Games this weekend. After all, the movie’s still being shot and it’s not due out until March 2013. But now that the clip is up on Yahoo! Movies, and we have to say, it’s creepier than we ever imagined while reading Stephenie Meyer’s book. And that’s due to three reasons:
1) The eerie scenario Saoirse Ronan sets up in voice over: “The earth is at peace. There are no wars. There is no hunger. Honesty, courtesy and kindness are practiced by all. The world has never been more perfect. It is no longer your world.”
2) The very clever use of stock photography, showing people of all ages, from all over the world, with the telltale signs that they’re actually human shells invaded by the parasitic alien Souls: light rings in their irises. The fact that these are snapshots of non-actors flashing before our eyes makes the whole thing just a little bit more real.
3) At last, Saoirse’s haunting face as Melanie, possessed by Wanderer.
Oh, boy. We just realized, how right the trailer is. This isn’t our world at all. It’s Stephenie Meyer’s.