Summit Entertainment is moving director Jonathan Levine’s (All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, The Wackness, 50/50) hotly anticipated zombie flick Warm Bodies from August 10th to February 1, 2013.
Word is that the move has more to do with Summit’s newly crowded, Lionsgate infused, schedule rather than the quality of the film. This is something I’m willing to believe, as I have a lot of trust in Levine. I also visited the set in October – and while I can’t really talk much about that or reveal any details of any kind – what I saw impressed me. It seemed like he was very much bringing a personal vision to the film. And after subsequently reading the book, I’m convinced it’s a good piece of material for him to adapt.
I understand why Summit is sort of positioning it as being somewhat akin to Twilight – but I really think the film will prove to be much different, and better, than that. The source material certainly is.
So yeah, I’m kinda bummed I have to wait another six months to see it. Then again, it could actually be a great movie for Valentine’s day.
Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich and Analeigh Tipton, “the story centers on an existentially tormented zombie who begins an unlikely friendship with the girlfriend of one of his victims and starts a chain reaction that will transform him and his fellow zombies.”