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