“The Earth is at peace,” Saoirse’s Melanie/Wanderer begins as the third rock from the sun comes into focus. “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.” It’s then that we see Melanie’s glowing eyes — a sure sign her body has been invaded by soul Wanderer. Fans of the source material know, however, that Melanie hasn’t given up complete control of her body, and even convinces Wanderer to go on a journey to find her loved ones — the last independent humans who’ve gone into hiding.
Directed by Andrew Niccol, the film also stars Jake Abel, Max Irons, William Hurt and Diane Kruger, and is slated for a March 29, 2013, release.
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