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New ‘Warm Bodies’ Trailer Has “Wonder Years” Vibe

Cold body. Warm heart.

In theaters February 1 from Summit Entertainment is Warm Bodies, a new kind of zombie film from All the Boys Love Mandy Lane director Jonathan Levine.

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.

The first trailer was definitely eyebrow raising, in a good way, as it was quirky, fun and pretty hilarious. The new trailer takes the same approach but takes viewers inside the zombie’s head. The thought process reminds me of “The Wonder Years” a bit…

Watch for our report from the set in the coming months.

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.



  • Grime

    This movies looks fucking retarded.

    • xAshleyMariex

      I thought I was the only who thinks that, I don’t understand how a horror fan could be interested in this.

      • Aaron Emery

        Most horror fans aren’t that narrow minded! Speaking for myself, just because horror is my passion doesn’t mean I won’t enjoy a comedy, drama, or romantic comedy. As far as this movie it looks like a fun spin on the horror genre. Hey, I’m always up for a nice little heartwarming tale!

        • Amen to that. 🙂 As a horror fan, I’ve been watching every creepy thing in the world everyday. It’s nice to watch and ENJOY something out of the genre once in a while.

          • EvanDickson

            Agreed. If not horror, it looks like a good movie in general.

          • xAshleyMariex

            Sorry, that really was a small minded comment. I must have been pretty angry after watching that trailer :p

  • LilBastardFromHell

    Aw frak, I wanted to hate it, but I just can’t, it looks like fun.

  • Ravinus

    This looks fucking dumb, PG-13 to boot.

  • mfcmk1

    Not even going to waste time watching the trailer because of how retarded the picture is. Is that a zombie wearing lipstick and eyeliner? WTF is going on. Vampires were already ruined with Twilight.

    • This one is more unabashedly retarded, that, if it really is. Which is unlikely, anyway. I personally think the premise is clever. This is the type of movie that requires less “over thinking” for one to appreciate its cleverness. Really. People should be less serious about these things. Have some sense of fun. 🙂

  • I think this actually looks like a pretty fun movie. Kind of has a Zombieland feel to it.

    • KorovaMilkbar

      that’s what I was thinking too. looks like fun in a twisted way, my favorite kind!

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