My disdain has gotten so bone deep for the zombie genre at this point that I didin’t think it was possible, but I think Jonathan Levine has made not only a zombie movie I want to see, but a paranormal romance movie I want to see.
I think you might agree. Check it out…
The director of 50/50 clearly had a great pitch on how he was going to stir up the zombie flick, as he got a great cast joining him to do so. Good ole Beast himself, Nicholas Hoult play R, while Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich and Dave Franco join in on this story of a post-apocalypse zombie whose heart gets beating again when he falls in love with a living woman.
This might be the best Valentine’s flick in a while. It hits February 1st.
WARM BODIES is an upcoming 2013 romantic zombie film based on Isaac Marion’s popular novel of the same name. Directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50), the film stars Nicholas Hoult (Hank McCoy/Beast in the 2011 film X-Men: First Class) and Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four). The film focuses on the development of the relationship between Julie (a teenage girl) and R (a zombie), their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
R (Hoult) is a zombie. After a zombie apocalypse, he shambles across an America filled with collapsed buildings, rusted cars, shattered windows, and abandoned high-rises. He can only grunt or moan and craves human brains to get high on their memories. After eating the brains of a suicidal teen, R is overcome with love for the teen’s companion, Julie Grigio (Palmer). R rescues Julie from his zombie pack and takes her back to his lair. She eventually leaves, and R follows her back to Citi Stadium, the largest remaining human refuge.
via Film Stage