I am sure you have heard me talk about Warm Bodies before, it is a new zombie film set for a US release early next year. My sister Bruna is a Producer on the film, so I naturally have been following its progress since Day 1.
The film is based upon the fantastic novel by Isaac Marion (you can purchase that right here), which was adapted by Jonathan Levine (All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, The Wackness, 50/50).
The novel took a very different and dare I say ‘fresh’ approach to zombies, and I was so impressed that I read the book twice. I am rather excited for the film, and it seems that the marketing is beginning.
MTV got the scoop with the first poster, it debuted earlier in the week featuring star Nicholas Hoult. MTV also posted a really great interview with Jonathan Levine, which I highly recommend you take a look at here. It will give you some good in-sight into the film, and what the poster aims to achieve – “I think the main thing we want people to know is that it’s not trying to be trendy or popular. It’s widely unique in its tone, and it’s a very character-driven story …”
The film stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, Analeigh Tipton and John Malkovich. It will be released in the US on February 1st 2013.
Take a look at the synopsis below along with the full poster, and we shall be keeping our eyes peeled for a trailer.
Synopsis: Zombies love people, especially their brains. But R (Nicholas Hoult) is different. He’s alive inside, unlike the hundreds of other grunting, drooling undead—all victims of a recent plague that drove the remaining survivors into a heavily guarded city. Now the Zombies roam about an airport terminal, searching for human prey and living in fear of the vicious Boneys, the next undead incarnation.
One day, R and his best friend M lumber toward the city in search of food. There, R first sets his eyes on JULIE (Teresa Palmer), a beautiful human. Determined to save her—first from the other Zombies and then from the Boneys—R hides her in his home, a cluttered 747 aircraft. Julie is terrified, and R’s grunted assurances of “Not…eat” do little to calm her. But when R begins to act more human than Zombie, coming to her defense, refusing to eat human flesh, and even speaking in full sentences, Julie realizes that R is special.
After a few close calls with the Boneys, and with her father mounting an armed search for her, Julie realizes she can’t hide forever. So she sneaks back home, leaving R broken-hearted. Desperate to see her, R decides to comb his hair, stand a little straighter, and impersonate a human long enough to get past the city guards. If only he can prove to the humans that Zombies can change, maybe R and Julie’s love might stand a chance. But with the rampaging Boneys heading toward the city and Julie’s father intent on killing R and his Zombie friends, the stage is set for an all-out battle between the living and the undead.
A genre-bending tale of love and transformation, WARM BODIES is a story about a boy who loves a girl…for more than just her body.