Please excuse the following pun, but the zombie genre has more or less been done to death. It's incredibly difficult to try something new with this well-worn category of films, but somehow Warm Bodies managed to do just that when it hit the scene in 2013. The light-hearted comedy took the zombie genre and crafted a surprisingly complex love story between a young woman and a (deceased) young man. Fans of the film have wondered if a sequel would ever come to fruition, and actress Teresa Palmer thinks it's a distinct possibility.
No sequel for Warm Bodies has officially received the green lit just yet, but Teresa Palmer seems "cautiously optimistic" that something of that nature could happen in the near future. She has heard numerous rumors about such an endeavor, and said rumors seem to indicate that a script might already be in development for the next installment.
These rumors seem further bolstered by the fact that a literary Warm Bodies sequel is already on the way. Author Isaac Marion has been working on a sequel called The Burning World, which is slated to hit shelves next year. With a second book on the way (not to mention a previously published prequel) these rumors of a second movie seem entirely based in reality.
All that being said, it will be interesting to see where this potential new story takes the Warm Bodies universe from here. The original movie -- which followed a young zombie who falls for a human girl -- ended with a fairly definitive resolution, so a follow-up story would have to seriously change things up in order to sell audiences on the need for a sequel. It needs to be done right; a cheap cash grab would ruin the charm of the original.
In all honesty, I think that a second Warm Bodies might be exactly what the zombie genre needs right now. We've all become so accustomed to undead action, so film and television stories centering around the walking dead typically rely on little more than excessive amounts of gore and new, interesting ways to kill zombies. A new Warm Bodies could continue to take the genre in a different direction by focusing on story and relationships, while still maintaining all of the typical zombies tropes we have come to know and love.
Make sure to stay tuned for more information pertaining to the possible Warm Bodies sequel; we will bring you more details as they become available to us. For now you can catch Teresa Palmer in her latest horror movie Lights Out, which is currently in theaters.