Zombie Love with X-Men: First Class’ Nicholas Hoult in Warm Bodies

By on November 3, 2011

Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Warm Bodies

If you thought Nicholas Hoult was a beast in X-Men: First Class, just wait until you see him get bit by the love bug as a zombie in Summit Entertainment’s Warm Bodies. A place where it might not be a good thing for the guy to want the girl just for her brains.

We’ve seen sexy vampires and hot werewolves, but the paranormal world is getting a brand new twist with zombies becoming romantic leads. Collider.com recently uncovered a promo image for Warm Bodies which stars Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer. And I have to say it’s a good call to not follow in the footsteps of AMC’s The Walking Dead with the make-up, because – ya know – Ewww!

Warm Bodies, based on the novel of the same name by Isaac Marion, follows a zombie named ‘R’ (Hoult) who falls in love with Julie (Palmer) after he eats her boyfriend’s brain and absorbs his memories. As a member of the walking dead, ‘R’ doesn’t have much in the way of thought processes or language skills but he’s determined to protect the love of his afterlife from other zombies, as well as the Boneys, a group of baddies so evil that even the zombies are scared of them. While Julie runs back to the humans for safety, ‘R’ decides to prove that zombies are capable of changing and don’t just have to wander around munching on the living people that are too slow to outrun them. Meanwhile, the Boneys are headed to the city where the humans are hiding out. Can ‘R’ help save the human race and prove his love at the same time?

I have to tell you that I thought Warm Bodies was a joke when I first heard about the book and I got a really good laugh when I found out it was being considered for the big screen. A rotting zombie as a love interest? No way. Even in a world with sparkly vampires and heart-broken werewolves, zombie love is just a step too far. Ummm… yeah, right.

Hollywood is determined to prove me wrong so Warm Bodies,which also stars Rob Corddry, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton, and Dave Franco, will be lumbering onto the big screen on August 10, 2012.

What do you think? Ready to toss aside the wimpy vampires and go for the real ghoulishness with a little zombie love?

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