With just a few weeks to go before the release of Jonathan Levine’s new zombie romantic comedy, Warm Bodies, arrives, some new material has been revealed to excite you. Not only do we have a new poster, but also two brand new clips have landed.
The poster is quite cool, with a propaganda message of “zombies need love 2” written on it, and with a zombie hand holding up a heart (probably ripped out of one of their victims!). I like the gentle comedy of the poster, and the colouring is striking too.
Now, the two clips are short and sweet, but also give us our first proper look at John Malkovich. In his clip, he is playing General Grigio, the man leading the charge to wipe out the undead, and his daughter Julie (Teresa Palmer) is trying to persuade him to lay off, naturally because she is in love with a zombie. Grigio’s hilarious response of “they are not becoming vegan” is a brilliant example of the quality Malkovich can bring to a film.
The second clip see’s Nora questioning R about being a zombie, while Julie looks on. Both clips continue to convince me that Warm Bodies will be a right laugh, and a whole lot of fun.
You can see the first four minutes, and all our previous stories here.
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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