The success of The Twilight Saga has undoubtedly spurred a new wave of supernatural teen romance. One new addition to the genre is Warm Bodies – a girl falls in love with the guy from the wrong side of the tracks, except this time it’s in love with a guy from the wrong side of line between alive and dead. Watch the one-minute trailer, comprised mostly of clips of John Malkovich being angry.
[box_light]WARM BODIES is an upcoming 2013 romantic zombie film based on Isaac Marion’s popular novel of the same name. Directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50), the film stars Nicholas Hoult (Hank McCoy/Beast in the 2011 film X-Men: First Class) and Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four). The film focuses on the development of the relationship between Julie (a teenage girl) and R (a zombie), their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
R (Hoult) is a zombie. After a zombie apocalypse, he shambles across an America filled with collapsed buildings, rusted cars, shattered windows, and abandoned high-rises. He can only grunt or moan and craves human brains to get high on their memories. After eating the brains of a suicidal teen, R is overcome with love for the teen’s companion, Julie Grigio (Palmer). R rescues Julie from his zombie pack and takes her back to his lair. She eventually leaves, and R follows her back to Citi Stadium, the largest remaining human refuge.[/box_light]
Warm Bodies is set to hit theaters on February 1, 2012.