Jonathan Levine (50/50) makes his anticipated return to the big screen next month with Warm Bodies, the latest entry into the zombie genre that looks to be literally injecting a little life into the territory.
We’ve seen plenty from the film already to suggest it’s going to be a lot of fun. Most recently, we got a great new TV spot last week, and now Yahoo Movies have given us a neat little interactive graphic, helping us get to know the leading zombie himself, R.
“Who says romance is dead?
Life for Julie (Teresa Palmer) and R (Nicholas Hoult) couldn’t be more different.
R is a zombie; with a great record collection; limited vocab and an overpowering love of brain food. Julie is a human; beautiful; strong; open minded and all heart.
When R makes an unexpected decision and rescues Julie from a zombie attack, his lifeless existence begins to have a purpose. As the unlikely relationship develops, R’s choice to protect her sets in motion a sequence of events that might just change both of their worlds forever.”
Rising young stars Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) and Teresa Palmer (Wish You Were Here) look to be excellent in the leads as Warm Bodies’ R and Julie. Joining them is a fine support cast, headed up by the awesome Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, Love.), Dave Franco (21 Jump Street), Rob Corddry (Children’s Hospital), and John Malkovich (Being John Malkovich).
Levine is directing from his own script, having adapted the original novel of the same name by Isaac Marion. I’m a really big fan of Levine’s work so far, and thought 50/50 was a very promising new direction for his career. So naturally, I can’t wait to see how Warm Bodies has turned out, and how it will be received.
Warm Bodies will be released in the US next Friday, 1st February. We’ve got slightly longer to wait on our shores, with its UK release date set for 8th February. But it looks like it’s going to be well worth the wait. Here’s the new infographic to introduce you to R, along with a great new clip. Enjoy.