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When it comes to zombie movies we know the drill: some terrible plague or catastrophic event has caused the dead to rise and crave the flesh of the living. Bonds of family and friendship mean nothing to these ambling undead cannibals. They are mindless, soulless and heartless. This is certainly the school of thought accepted by the remaining humans in Jonathan Levine's Warm Bodies, but one brooding zombie boy might change their minds, and the world.
Based on Isaac Marion's novel of the same name, Warm Bodies stars Nicholas Hoult as R, an undead young man suffering from some serious ennui. His life—or lack thereof—is just a steady procession of meandering, and occasionally feasting on the soft parts of humans who still have heartbeats. That is until he meets Julie, a girl with a shotgun who gets his heart going. As their names suggest, it's a take on Romeo & Juliet where the Capulets are gun-toting survivalist who believe all zombies are evil, and the Montagues are zombies eager to eat them. Check out the latest trailer for this zombie rom-com below, thanks to Yahoo:
The first trailer kicked off with R's existential crisis, lamenting his inability to connect with people before revealing him to be a member of the undead. The one above does a clever reverse, showing him first as a ravenous zombie, then injecting humor and a bit of pathos by piping in voiceover that reveals the thoughts slogging through what remains of his brain meats, and of course the love throbbing in the heart he thought dead. With a cast that includes Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton, Rob Corddry, and John Malkovich, and a truly twisted sense of humor, Warm Bodies is looking to be an intriguing addition to the horror-comedy genre.
Warm Bodies rolls into theaters February 1, 2013. For more information and photos, check out our Blend Film Database.