‘Warm Bodies’ Trailer Presents Zombies with Heart

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Few films have attempted to mesh together the zombie apocalypse and romantic comedy. After all, one concerns itself with hordes of flesh-eating monsters while the latter requires something a little more heartfelt. Recent years have brought exceptions such as Edgar Wright’s 2004 cult hit Shaun of the Dead and the 2009 surprise smash Zombieland, but for the most part, filmmakers shy away from the risk of combining these two particular sub-genres.

However, writer/director Jonathan Levine is attempting this cinematic mash-up once more with his upcoming film Warm Bodies. Based on the novel by Isaac Marion, it stars Nicholas Hoult as R, your average everyday zombie, who feels lost among the hordes of undead. That is, until he begins to fall in love with Julie (Teresa Palmer). Along the way, their connection starts off a chain reaction which may affect the future of civilization and conceivably reverse the zombie plague.

Courtesy of Entertainment Tonight, we now have our first look at the film’s trailer, and while the premise of Warm Bodies – two star-crossed lovers, only one of whom has a pulse – could easily be mistaken for a zombified Twilight rip-off, the result looks like it could very well be one of early 2013′s sleeper hits. Even the lead characters’ names are clear riffs on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, indicating that Warm Bodies has a self-awareness that nicely dovetails into its own narrative.

warm bodies Warm Bodies Trailer Presents Zombies with Heart

Levine previously brought us last year’s 50/50, which perfectly blended laughs with plenty of heart, and Warm Bodies looks to continue that trend. Meanwhile, Hoult – who is set to headline Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Slayer – brought vulnerability and quiet strength to his role as young Hank McCoy/Beast in X-men: First Class, both traits which will serve him well here as a conflicted zombie.

Of course, there’s no telling how Warm Bodies will turn out until its release, but based solely on this trailer, it looks like Levine and his team have put together a fun ride for moviegoers.

Will you be seeing Warm Bodies in theaters, Screen Rant readers? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Warm Bodies hits theaters everywhere on February 1, 2013.

Source: ET

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  1. GREAT! ZOMBIES HAVE BEEN TWLIGHTED!
    !

    • naaah, it looks like it could be cool, it suck that a whole movie is in the trailer…

    • No, those movies sucked, this might turn to be better……might

  2. did not care for this at all when i first heard about it. but this trailer actually makes it look good.

  3. Very weird movie. Could be good though! Humor, action, horror, romance! Nice :)

  4. on a zombie related note, the trailer for World War Z is also out.

  5. Oh, so it’s a comedy! I hated the idea when I first heard about it and was ready to hate on it but… this actually looks funny!

  6. It looks pretty good to me. It’s a cool idea, plus I am in love with Teresa Palmer lol

  7. actually looks pretty funny. i’ll keep my eyes open for it.

  8. I havent watched the trailer yet (doing so now) but from the description alone (the meshing of zombies and romcom) this type of movie has been done before. Its called Boy Eats Girl, check it out, pretty good flick.

  9. Yay! shot in my hometown! (I THOUGHT that skyline view from the top of the mountain looked familiar)

    this actually looks like it could be fun. and it comes out for my birthday, so….

  10. In the end he’ll probably eat her, figuratively speaking that is, this is a love story by the way.

  11. hahaha… i looked at the picture and the first thing that popped into my head was that they were going to do a live action DMC video.
    This guy with his make up looked like emo dante XD anyone else agree or am i mad?

  12. …. What?

  13. looks a little better then i expected. i always hate when movies are from the point of view of the zombies or they are given consciousness, like bub or big daddy from romeros, fido, or i woke up dead, side kick from dylan dog etc. i find that a much worse offense then being able to run. if they just showed it from the girls perspective and he eventually started to be cured through love or whatever i’d be much more into it. but still looks ok

  14. I’ll watch this definetely :)

  15. Love it! It looks hilarious. The book was fantastic. I hope the movie is as good.

  16. i was ready to choke someone out when i heard about this… but the trailer looks pretty good, made me smile…

  17. i find zombie movie was disgusting and yuck! inlove with vampire and werewolves was ok, but with zombie…. gross! not unless he was not craving for flesh… ugh!

    • actually this is better than twilight so stop comparing this to it it’s different

  18. Really funny trailer! Thought this would be a total Twilight Zombie movie but it seems really good :D

    Hopefully it’ll be up there with Zombieland. Seems good to me.

  19. this looks intresting and funny

  20. Looks very original and funny. Could be a sleeper.

  21. OMG! cant wait. I read the book and its really good. :)

  22. Okay 1) the trailer looks awesome and 2) the book was really rather perfect so basically this is going to be good! Isaac (the author) was at the premier and was saying that it actually was really good, and I’m pretty sure he wasn’t just saying that because he wrote the novel the movie is based on. Warm Bodies is a love story, but it’s not like R&J, nor is it like your typical zombie movie! It’s a new twist, and it keeps you interested till the end!
    I’m looking forward to this movie and I think you all would like it too if you would give it a chance.

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