I will be the first to admit that I was not totally convinced Warm Bodies would actually be any good. Then the first poster was released (which you can see below), and I was totally put off, and all I could think was Twilight shite. It is funny how even the thought of Twilight can put me off watching a film with any minor indication to being anything like it. Warm Bodies has sadly suffered from that, with people calling it Twilight for zombies. However, I may have just changed my mind.
The first trailer has sneaked on-line thanks to ET, and while it was supposed to debut ahead of screenings of Twilight (there’s that link again), thankfully those horror fans avoiding Twilight like the plague (me included) can now watch the Warm Bodies trailer in the comfort of our own home. The trailer is quite funny in places, and has a rather fun sounding set up. Granted it gets all gushy and mushy come the end, but a number of scenes here had me thinking that this just might be OK. Watching R (Nicholas Hoult) attempt a conversation with another zombie is hilarious. And, let’s be realistic here, John freaking Malkovich is in it!!
Seeing the trailer now makes what I considered one of the worst poster of the year, actually make sense. Check out the trailer, and then look at the poster and it works, and it actually gives me the giggles a little bit now. Hah, zombies!!!
Warm Bodies is directed by Jonathan Levine (All the Boys Love Mandy Lane) and he also wrote the screenplay based on Isaac Marion’s novel. The cast includes Nicholas Hoult, John Malkovich, Teresa Palmer, Dave Franco, Analeigh Tipton and Rob Corddry.
Warm Bodies arrives in UK cinemas 8th February 2013.
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.
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