Jonathan Levine’s Warm Bodies arrived in US theatres over the weekend, and went straight to the #1 spot over the Super Bowl weekend. Everything we’ve seen so far suggests it’s going to be a great new entry (with an injection of life) into the zombie genre, and the numbers look to confirm that.
We caught a new set of propaganda posters last week, and now Summit have released another excellent TV spot. The film hits UK cinemas this Friday, and I’m looking forward to seeing it for myself.
“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) take the lead here as R and Julie. And joining them is a great supporting cast, headed up by the brilliant 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, adapting the original novel by Isaac Marion of the same name. The writer-director has been very much one to watch in recent years, and I can’t wait to see him making his follow-up to 2011’s 50/50.
Warm Bodies is on wide release in the US now. And its UK release date is set for this Friday, 8th February. Definitely amongst my first must-watch films of the year.