If there’s anyone at The Peoples Movies HQ who loves his flicks with undead legions terrorizing the living, something which a few years ago was common on the big screen. The sub genre has been dwindling a little but never been forgotten and this summer it will return not in George C Romero style but in the shape of 50/50 director Jonathan Levine’s WARM BODIES. Starring Nicholas Hoult as R the zombie who falls for Julie (Teresa Palmer) in a ‘zombie love story’ based on the Isaac Marion novel which also stars John Malkovich, Rob Corddry. R is no ordinary Zombie he did like the taste of brains after eating Julie’s boyfriend brains but like a bad kebab on a saturday night he’s off brains as he’s absorbed the memories of Julie’s Boyfriend.
Its certainly a new twist on the zombie genre and if your looking for zombie styling’s of a certain tv programme which has a lot of walkers you maybe disappointed however the vacant stare and the urge for something is still there. Someone said to me this is Twilight saga zombie style hopefully not as this looks far superior than that and the first image has arrived of Nicholas Hoult which looks pretty good, dig the stain mark on the t-shirt a suggestion what has happened to his character before he was R.
Warm Bodies will arrive in UK&Ireland August 24th.
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.