Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Host Cast

This book was released over a year ago and after finally making the time I finished reading it. I have to say Stephenie Meyer (same author of the Twilight saga) sure has a way of pulling her readers in and never letting go. I simply could not put the book down and when I had to I couldn't wait to pick it up again. This is Meyer's first adult novel and she delivers with thunderous applause. Of course I've always been into Science Fictions films - Aliens, Predator, Terminator etc. - but this was the first time I have ever read a Sci-Fi novel. Even though the focus in this book is all about relationships, love and betrayal the main theme is all Sci-Fi.

The plot:
The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, 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.

Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves-Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.
If they ever make this book into a film I have no doubt it will be absolutely amazing and if done right it could possibly be even better than the book. While reading I envisioned these actors portraying these main characters. With that being said, I present to you The Host cast.

Camilla Belle as Melanie 'Mel' Stryder/Wanderer

Hero Fiennes-Tiffin as Jamie Stryder


Henry Cavill as Jared Howe

Tom Sizemore as Jebediah "Jeb"
Alan Ruck as Doc

Channing Tatum as Ian O'Shea


Scott Porter as Kyle O'Shea

Anne Archer as Magnolia "Maggie"


Clea DuVall as Sharon

Malin Akerman as Seeker (Lacie)
picture her with dark brown hair

Emmanuelle Chriqui as Jodi (Sunny)

Kristen Bell as Wanderer "Wanda"

There ya have it folks. The Host cast that SHOULD come to past should they ever make this great Sci-Fi novel into a movie. In the mean time I highly recommend reading this book if you haven't already.

Who would YOU cast?...


Juls said...

OMG! I'm pretty sure your cast is PERFECT!

Tom Sizemore?! TOTALLY! Wow... Kudos!

And Kristen Bell... Awesome as Wanda... I really hope she writes the 2nd book so we can see more of her in a different body.

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Anonymous said...

Love it!! Especially Henry Caville!

Weird Vision said...

Jared Howe - Jensen Ackles
Jamie Stryder - Logan Lerman
Wanderer/Pet - AnnaSophia Robb
The Seeker - Christina Ricci
Sunny - Anna Friel
Aunt Maggie - Maureen Lipman
Sharon - Amy Adams

Anonymous said...

Agree with Weird Vision, Jensen Ackles= Jared Howe. No doubt about that.
I think that Ackerman would be better as Wanda.
Drew Fuller as Ian O'Shea.
Alan Ruck is perfect as Doc.

Anonymous said...

i like your cast, but i imagined them more like this:
Jared: Paul Walker
Jeb: Hugh Laurie
Mel: Odette Yustman
Wanda/Pet: Anna SophiaRobb
Seeker: Christina Ricci

i haven't found who i want for the rest yet. Same as you put for Ian. ;)

Anonymous said...

i think kellan lutz would make a perfect ian. jessica shozr would make a perfect mel, and i love henry cavill for jared!

Anonymous said...

I completely have my heart set on Channing Tatum for Jared -- I don't really know, other than that.

Also, it's nice to see a dream cast that hasn't gone down the TV/CW route for once. I'm so fed up of seeing Sophia Bush/Jensen Ackles/Jared Padalecki and now even Jim Beaver parroted around as ideals for these roles. Don't get me wrong, I love them all (huuuugh Spn fan) but they're not right for this film.

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Anonymous said...

Wow That would be an amazing cast for that movie

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Hannah said...

This cast is perfect!
Almost Exactly how I imagined her!
All apart from your wanda/pet!
I think she may be a bit old! But apart from that... WOW!!!!

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