Warm Bodies: Zombie of the Week

Posted by Grey Friday, January 13, 2012

We take another look at Warm Bodies, director Jonathan Levine‘s quirky zombie romance film with the newly-released images from by Summit Entertainment.

Last November, we have featured Warm Bodies as our Zombies of the Week. This week, we take yet another look at the quirky zombie romance film based on the debut novel of author Isaac Marion. Just when you thought this is just another zombie film, it is actually quite resonating how zombie culture has come a long way now that we have a zombie romance film in the horizon. Coupled that with director Jonathan Levine (who has earlier brought us the well-reviewed 50/50 earlier)'s involvement, and we might just have a piece of undead gold in hand.

With no further ado, hit the jump to check out these recently-released images.




Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

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.


Warm Bodies is currently scheduled to release on August 10th, 2012.

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