When one discusses zombie comedies the first example, and perhaps the best, that springs to mind is Edgar Wright‘s debut Shaun of the Dead, but early next year we’re getting another major contender with Warm Bodies. From 50/50 director Jonathan Levine, the film follows a zombie that develops a relationship with a human teenage girl.
While the girl in question (Teresa Palmer) doesn’t pop yet, the first four minutes from the film have made their way online, which features our main star Nicholas Hoult as he introduces us to his zombie life, while striking a great sense of humor and actually getting us invested into this world. Eventually meeting his “best friend” Rob Corddry, check out the two trailers and the extended clip below for the film also starring John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton, Dave Franco and Cory Hardrict.
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.
Warm Bodies opens on February 1st.
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