Saoirse Ronan Has An Alien Inside Her In This First Trailer For The Host

The lurid and sci-fi-familiar plotting of The Host belie its origins as a novel by Stephenie Meyer, writer of the Twilight series. Adapted by The Truman Show and In Time‘s Andrew Niccol, we might expect to see the thriller aspects and “ideas” get a bit beefed up.

The timing makes it obvious: at the moment, they’re trying to net the Twilight crowd. The footage I saw at Comic-Con was perhaps a little differently weighted.