Based on the novel by Isaac Marion comes Warm Bodies. Due out 8th February (UK) this movie is set after a zombie epidemic and focuses on R (Nicholas Hoult) and Julie (Teresa Palmer). After chowing down on the brains of Julie’s then-boyfriend, R feels compelled to help Julie escape from the rest of the zombies, and, during their fight for survival, the pair develop a special bond. As their relationship turns romantic, R’s zombie curse starts to go into submission and it would seem that once again R is becoming human. What’s more, other zombies seem to be coming back to life as well.
After watching the trailer it is clear that they are being pushing this to appeal to the tween, Twilight audience and as a by-product, online film fans are going mental about it. There are people kicking off how it’s just Twilight but with zombies and then there are others who are saying that the book is nothing like Twilight. Whatever the case, I can’t deny that I am actually intrigued by the idea behind it and it may well pack the punch that…others…didn’t manage to. After all, it is harder to make zombies seem entirely unthreatening.
The fact is that it seems every new ‘young adult’ book that is turned it to movie is marketed as the new Twilight, and seen as Summit (who were actually responsible for being the Twilight movie sage franchise to our screens) are the company behind Warm Bodies of course they are going to push it as such.
Warm Bodies seems to be less about an all-encompassing love and more about a relationship that has actually achieved something, namely ‘curing’ the zombie disease. I think we should be thinking of this as a happy alternative to the standard soppy teen romance movies. It does have some actual horror elements thrown in there and those ‘bonies’ are genuinely creepy as well.
Check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts!