Tim Roth & Gemma Arterton Find The Keys To The Street, From A Christopher Nolan Script

Tim-RothFor the last decade or so Christopher Nolan has gone from unknown to one of the most powerful directors on the planet, but it should always be remembered that he’s had a hand in the script for all his movies (often working alongside his brother, Jonah).

Now he’s written something for someone else to helm, alongside co-writer Michael Stokes. The Keys To The Street is based on a Ruth Rendell novel, with Variety reporting that Gemma Arterton and Tim Roth are set to star.

The Amazon plot description of the novel says, ‘For the snobbish, upper-crust that live around London’s Regent’s Park, the homeless are an eye-sore and a nuisance. Only Mary Jargo (Arterton), a meek, sensitive young woman who has recently moved into the neighborhood to house-sit shows compassion. She often shares food and conversation with the unfortunates, particularly Effie, Dill, Roman, and Pharaoh. When someone starts murdering members of Regent’s homeless community and lancing them on the spiked fencing that encloses the park, only Mary seems to notice or care. Through her quest to discover the murderer, she embarks on a journey to overcome what she perceives to be her own insecurities and passivity.’

Roth will play Mary’s psychotic ex-boyfriend, with Max Irons also on-board as a man that Mary has an affair with

Knowing Nolan, he’ll have made the material his own, even if he’s handed the helming reigns to Czech director Julius Sevcik, who plans to shoot the movie early next year.

The Host (Blu-ray)

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After the success of Twilight, it was little surprise that a movie version of Stephenie Meyer’s The Host was put into the works. It seemed to bode well when Truman Show and In Time scribe Andrew Niccol was hired to write and direct, as he’s got a good track record when it comes to somewhat cerebral sci-fi. However the end result is rather underwhelming – not bad, but far from great. [Read more...]

New Trailer For The Host – Sci-fi & action in the Stephenie Meyer adaptation


Previous looks at The Host have deliberately made it look like the new Twilight, which isn’t surprising considering it’s also based on a novel by Stephenie Meyers. However this new trailer allows it to be its own beast, playing up the sci-fi and action more than the romance.

In The Host, 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, including Soarise Ronan’s main character, Melanie Stryder. However while normally the human is completely subdued by their host, in Melanie’s case, her personality flashes through, intriguing her Host, known as Wanda, and setting them off on a quest to find the last free humans. Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons and William Hurt star in the movie.

The film hits cinemas in both the UK and US on March 29th.

New The Host Pics Featuring Max Irons & Jake Abel

host-pic11The Host hits cinemas on March 22nd, bringing another Stephenie Meyer (Twilight) book to the big screen. Now a quartet of new images from the film have arrived, showing the likes of Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons and William Hurt.

In The Host, 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, including Soarise Ronan’s main character, Melanie Stryder.

However while normally the human is completely subdued by their host, in Melanie’s case, her personality flashes through, intriguing her Host, known as Wanda, and setting them off on a quest to find the last free humans.

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New The Host Character Posters Arrive Featuring Saoirse Ronan & Max Irons

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Stephenie Meyer isn’t just about Twilight, as she’s also written The Host, which has a movie adaptation just weeks away from release on March 22nd. Now a couple of new characters posters have shown up online, featuring Saoirse Ronan’s Melanie Stryder and Max Irons’ Jared Howe.

In The Host, 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, including Soarise Ronan’s main character, Melanie Stryder. However while normally the human is completely subdued by their host, in Melanie’s case, her personality flashes through, intriguing her Host, known as Wanda, and setting them off on a quest to find the last free humans. Jake Abel, Max Irons and William Hurt also star.

Andrew Niccol directs.

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New The Host Banner Posters Online Featuring Saoirse Ronan & Max Irons

HOST-banner1Those mourning the end of The Twilight Saga can take some solace in the fact that another Stephenie Meyer adaptation, The Host, will arrive in cinemas on March 22nd. Now a trio of new posters has arrived that fit together into a banner image.

In The Host, 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, including Soarise Ronan’s main character, Melanie Stryder. However while normally the human is completely subdued by their host, in Melanie’s case, her personality flashes through, intriguing her Host, known as Wanda, and setting them off on a quest to find the last free humans. Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons and William Hurt star in the movie.

We have to say the ‘Choose To Love’ image looks like a Nicholas Sparks adaptation, but the rest seems okay.

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New Pics Of Saoirse Ronan & Jake Abel In The Host Debut


I’d imagine there are many people out there already feeling Twilight withdrawal symptoms now that the final film in the series has hit cinemas. However they might find some solace from the fact another Stephenie Meyer adaptation, the sci-fi flick The Host, hits cinemas on March 29th, 2013.

Now a slew of new images from the film have arrived via Hollywood.com, showing the likes of Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons and William Hurt. In The Host, 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, including Soarise Ronan’s main character, Melanie Stryder. However while normally the human is completely subdued by their host, in Melanie’s case, her personality flashes through, intriguing her Host, known as Wanda, and setting them off on a quest to find the last free humans.

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The Host Trailer & Poster – Take a look at the Stephenie Meyer adaptation


Twilight comes to an end this week with the release of Breaking Dawn Part 2, and so it’s a good time to launch the full length trailer for the next Stephenie Meyer adaptation, The Host, which is due to hit UK cinemas March 2013.

In The Host, 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, including Soarise Ronan’s main character, Melanie Stryder. However while normally the human is completely subdued by their host, in Melanie’s case, her personality flashes through, intriguing her Host, known as Wanda, and setting them off on a quest to find the last free humans. Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons and William Hurt star in the movie.

It’s difficult to see this taking over the world the way Twlight has, but it does look like it might be entertaining.

Diane Kruger, Boyd Holbrook & Chandler Canterbury Join The Host

When Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 hits cinemas at the end of the year, it won’t be the end for adaptations of Stephenie Meyer’s books on the big screen, as The Host is gearing up to shoot, with Andrew Niccol directing.

Saoirse Ronan, William Hurt, Max Iron and Jake Abel have already been cast, and they’ve now been joined by Diane Kruger, Boyd Holbrook and Chandler Canterbury, according to Variety.

The film is about parasitic alien creatures called Souls who can take over a human body. Saoirse Ronan stars as a young human soldier who is taken over by a Soul dubbed The Wanderer. While human personalities are normally subdued by their hosts, Ronan’s character puts up a fight, refusing to let go of her identity.

The Wanderer becomes obsessed with the soldier’s memories, and sets out to find her boyfriend and lost brother. Diane Kruger will portray another human with a soul inside called The Seeker, who tracks down The Wanderer. Chandler Canterbury will play Ronan’s younger brother, while Holbrook will be Jake Abel’s macho brother.

The film is due to start shooting at the end of the month, with a release already set for March 2013.

Max Irons Lands The Host

A couple of days ago, it was revealed that Jake Abel was set to play one of the male leads in the the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s The Host, and now EW says the other part has gone to Max Irons, son of Jeremy.

In The Host, most of humans have had their brains co-opted by the invasive alien ‘souls’, that are taking people over one by one. Saoirse Ronan is set to play the central character, Melanie Stryder, who has a soul named Wanderer implanted in her mind. However while normally Melanie’s personality would be expected to fade into the background, her emotions and memories overwhelm the invader and makes it change its mind about its races master plan. Irons if set to play Jared Howe, who falls for Wanderer while the soul is in Melanie’s body.

Andrew Niccol (In Time) will direct, with shooting set to begin in February.

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