Just as the term zomcom indicates, the movie is the latest film in the line of zombie-inspired romantic comedies, starring Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) as a kindhearted walker and Teresa Palmer (I am Number Four) as his curious love interest. It's written and directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50, The Wackness). More about the film after the jump (from Collider):
Zombies love people, especially their brains. But R (Nicholas Hoult) is different. He’s alive inside, unlike the hundreds of other grunting, drooling undead—all victims of a recent plague that drove the remaining survivors into a heavily guarded city. Now the Zombies roam about an airport terminal, searching for human prey and living in fear of the vicious Boneys, the next undead incarnation.
One day, R and his best friend M lumber toward the city in search of food. There, R first sets his eyes on JULIE (Teresa Palmer), a beautiful human. Determined to save her—first from the other Zombies and then from the Boneys—R hides her in his home, a cluttered 747 aircraft. Julie is terrified, and R’s grunted assurances of “Not…eat” do little to calm her. But when R begins to act more human than Zombie, coming to her defense, refusing to eat human flesh, and even speaking in full sentences, Julie realizes that R is special.
After a few close calls with the Boneys, and with her father mounting an armed search for her, Julie realizes she can’t hide forever. So she sneaks back home, leaving R broken-hearted. Desperate to see her, R decides to comb his hair, stand a little straighter, and impersonate a human long enough to get past the city guards. If only he can prove to the humans that Zombies can change, maybe R and Julie’s love might stand a chance. But with the rampaging Boneys heading toward the city and Julie’s father intent on killing R and his Zombie friends, the stage is set for an all-out battle between the living and the undead.
A genre-bending tale of love and transformation, WARM BODIES is a story about a boy who loves a girl…for more than just her body.
I have to admit, I'm intrigued. And you know zombies are all the rage these days. It sounds demented and lovely, similar to 2010's Let Me In.
Fandango.com has just unveiled the first four minutes of the movie, which you can see below:
Oddball, right? But cute and actually funny, I think. WARM BODIES hits theaters February 1st.