WARM BODIES is finally hitting theaters February 1st, 2013, after about a years’ worth of shuffling to find a proper release date. Based on the novel of the same name, WARM BODIES admittedly looks Twilight-esque (it’s from Summit, the same studio) but has a pretty unique concept (zombie meets girl, zombie falls in love with girl, zombie begins to re-turn human) that seems fresh, which is key in a time where the undead have essentially taken over pop culture.
Why I’m most excited for this is film is simply because of the director, Jonathan Levine. Levine made his directorial debut with the still unreleased in the US, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, a fantastic, archetype twist slasher that I personally adore. Even Levine’s following films (The Wackness, 50/50) were excellent, character centered dramas that made me even more of a fan.
Check the trailer out for yourself below, and sound off in the comments if you like a little romance in your zombie movie
Synopsis: “A tormented zombie (Nicholas Hoult) experiences a profound transformation after entering into an unusual relationship with the daughter (Teresa Palmer) of a military leader charged with eradicating the walking dead. As the unlikely pair builds a tenuous bridge between the living and the dead, those on both sides of the battle begin to sense that nothing in their world will ever be the same again. Warm Bodies is based on the novel by Isaac Marion.”