Teresa Palmer, who had her breakout role in I Am Number Four, is in talks to star opposite Nicholas Hoult (who plays Beast in X-Men: First Class) in Warm Bodies, an upcoming zombie love story.
Jonathan Levine (The Wackness, 50/50) is directing the film, which is being described as Twilight meets Shaun of the Dead. The story revolves around an existentially tormented zombie named R (Hoult). R begins an unlikely friendship with the human girlfriend (Palmer) of his latest meal. The girl just happens to be the daughter of one of the human military leaders and she has grown tired of fighting zombies. Their relationship ignites a chain reaction that will transform him, his fellow zombies and maybe the whole undead world.
The film will be based on a book written by Isaac Marion which will be released at the end of April.
The film’s production is slated to roll this summer.
Frankly, this just sounds like a bad idea. The whole point of zombies is that they are mindless killing machines. The second you start giving them thoughts and emotions they stop being zombies. The whole tormented monster thing works for vampires because they can still think and process, so it makes sense. Then you throw in that whole daughter of the military leader bit and it’s on the very of screaming Romeo and Juliet This just doesn’t make any sense.
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