Photo Stills from “The Host”

Check out these still from the upcoming (in 2013) film The Host (photo credit: Alan Markfield).

Based on the Stephenie Meyer (Twilight series) novel of the same name, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, William Hurt, Diane Kruger and Frances Fisher.

For those (like me) unfamiliar with the story, here is a synopsis (courtesy of Open Road Films):

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.

Hope that does not give too much away …

The Host is directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca) and is scheduled for release on March 29th, 2013.