Jonathan Levine Directing 'Warm Bodies' Zombie Love Film

January 19, 2010
Source: The Playlist

Jonathan Levine / Warm Bodies

For nearly a year we heard nothing from The Wackness director Jonathan Levine, but in two weeks time he's lined up two high profile projects. The first one was I'm With Cancer, the second one is Warm Bodies. The Playlist was the first to break the news that Levine will be directing the "zombie-love" project described as Twilight meets Shaun of the Dead. The story follows an existentially tormented zombie named "R" who begins an unlikely friendship with the human girlfriend of one of his victims. The blossoming relationship then starts a chain reaction that will transform him, his fellow zombies and maybe the whole lifeless world.

Warm Bodies is, as expected, based on a book by Isaac Marion, who originally published the novel himself and sold 100 copies on his website. Marion's seed for the novel, called I Am A Zombie Filled With Love, can be read right here. Although the zombie genre (and vampire genre) is getting a bit oversaturated these days, but as long as Jonathan Levine is involved, I'm in. That guy is one of my favorite up-and-coming directors and I'm already excited for I'm With Cancer and Warm Bodies as well. I don't know if this "Twilight meets Shaun of the Dead" description sounds good to everyone, but I think it could turn out great. Stay tuned!

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If this movie is to zombies what Twilight is to vampires, im gonna be pissed. Please dont ruin zombie movies hollywood.

Johnny Crow on Jan 19, 2010


#1 - i agree 1000%!!!! someone needs to stop this.

beavis on Jan 19, 2010


they ruin zombies...there will be a massive riot of pissed off fans! So I gonna issue a warning to Jonathan Levine, "you mess with one of the best genre's us fans will tear you to shreds!"

Xerxex on Jan 19, 2010


Emo, angsty zombies go!

Josh Taylor on Jan 20, 2010


Josh that is so uncool.

Xerxex on Jan 20, 2010


I just read the short story that started the book and it's way better than Twilight. Seriously, click that link. It's kind of a sweet story, 10 times more romantic than Twilight and still a million times more celibate. It's more like a Lost in Translation meets Shaun of the Dead.

Da Man on Jan 22, 2010


I was an original fan of I Am a Zombie Filled with Love, before he published the book. I agree with Mr. Man in a couple senses. It's definitely not like Twilight, and it's still kind of like Shaun of the Dead. True, it's as celibate as celibate can be, but I have this strange feeling that they aren't going to include my favorite line about his penis having fallen off in the movie. Basically, educate yourselves by reading the seed for the novel. Big things are different between it and the movie, so I'm guessing they took some creative license after they got the rights.

Arianna on Jun 10, 2010

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