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First Look: Zombie Nicholas Hoult in Jonathan Levine's 'Warm Bodies'

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January 9, 2012
Source: Collider

Zombie Nicholas Hoult

The walking, swooning, dead it looks like? We've been waiting to get our first official glimpse at director Jonathan Levine's (The Wackness, 50/50) new film Warm Bodies, an adaptation of Isaac Marion's novel about a zombie romance of sorts, and here it is. But it's not what I was hoping for. I'm not sure if this is purposefully Twilight-y, but that's quite an oddly emo zombie. Nicholas Hoult plays "R", a freshly dead zombie still roaming free. One day, R and his best friend M lumber toward the city in search of food. There, R first sets his eyes on Julie, played by Teresa Palmer, a beautiful human (not pictured). See in full below.

Warm Bodies First LookWarm Bodies Book

Warm Bodies, written and adapted by Jonathan Levine from Isaac Marion's novel, stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton, Dave Franco and Rob Corddry. This "zombie love story" stars Hoult as R, a zombie who falls in love with Julie after he eats her boyfriend's brains and absorbs his memories. 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. Shooting was finished Montreal late last year, and Summit is aiming for a release August 10th, late in the summer. I hope it's better than this first look, though we'll see more soon.

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  • Jjpesek
    So Edward is a zombie now huh, I guess the whole vampire thing didnt work out.
  • Kol
    well put. emo zombie. i dont like this first look. that being said i quite enjoyed Levine's 50/50 so i'm hoping this turns out to be good in the end, i really do.
  • Josh Taylor
    So zombies now look like Dante from the new Devil May Cry game. Seriously, I am sick of this stupid dark emo look they are applying to everything.
    • Red X
      Isnt Dante hair color white?!?!?! 
  • Roderick
    Can Disney make a live action Micky Mouse movie with a emo Micky? And Minnie falls in love with him, but he has a dark secret that he doesn't want to tell her, but she figures it out... He's... a mouse... And she wants to be turned into a mouse, but he refuses... Also Team Winnie the Poo is in full affect as he tries to win over Minnie also... Winnie can turn into a yellow bear. Make all of that super emo though. I'd watch that shit.
  • Xerxexx
    Lets give him some gaping wounds a bloodied shirt? Perhaps a couple of facial scars?...no? How about some dirty/un-kept fingernails at least?
  • J-walk
    He looks like Gerard Way. I would have been in on this until I read the part about eating brains and absorbing memories. Eh..
  • Jericho
    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO FUCK NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
  • http://twitter.com/darktaxidermist Davide Coppola
    I think Levine has a real talent as a filmmaker. I'm looking forward to whatever he's going to do next. Even this.
  • peloquin
    Is it me or does that photo look computer generated?

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