Summit has released a clip from their upcoming zom-rom-com "Warm Bodies," based on the brilliant zombie novel by Isaac Marion. In the clip, "Warm Bodies" star Nicholas Hoult waxes philosophical on his existence as a mostly brainless flesh-eater during the first four minutes of the movie.
Fans of the book will find this clip wildly encouraging, as it embraces one of the most important aspects of the book. In "Warm Bodies," titular zombie filled with love R tends to let his mind wander, pondering the meaning of unlife and commenting on his surroundings. R's narration of the book is part of what makes it so amusing, so it's relieving to see that the filmmakers are holding onto that motif.
"Warm Bodies" tells the story of R, a zombie who is barely clinging to his higher motor functions when he eats the brain of someone in love. Everything changes in that moment, as R starts regaining his humanity and spending non-cannibalistic time with a girl named Julie. But to be together, the star-crossed pair will have to overcome the post-apocalyptic human leadership, not to mention the Boneys, the true zombies who have gone beyond the point of no return. Read our book review of this regular "Romeo and Juliet" with zombies.
The clip is pretty awesome, but if you haven't yet read "Warm Bodies," or you consider yourself a "zombie purist," you're encouraged to keep an open mind. "Warm Bodies" is a different sort of zombie story, and yes it's a bit of a rom-com. But "Twilight" with zombies it most certainly is not.
We're certainly more excited about seeing "Warm Bodies" than we are about certain other zombie book-to-movie adaptations which shall remain nameless.
Stay informed, stay alive: "Warm Bodies," starring Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer, will come to theaters on February 1, 2013. It is based on the novel by Isaac Marion.
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