Warm Bodies is going to be an interesting movie to watch. Throwing romance, comedy, and zombies into the same movie is bound to be quite an undertaking. While it looks like there is some potential for it to be a good time, you can also tell that the producers are trying to tap into the newly rudderless Twilight market, which could prove annoying.
A bunch of pictures hit the net a few days ago, and in preparation for the fast-approaching February 1st release, Summit Entertainment has released even more photos from Warm Bodies. There are some of the standard zombie movie staples: big crowds of the undead shuffling along a street, hungry for brains, that sort of thing. You also looks at stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton, and Dave Franco.
The most interesting parts of this new gallery, however, are of the things that set Warm Bodies apart from other zombie movies. The story follows R (Hoult), who, insomuch as the undead can be, is an angst-ridden teen zombie. He falls in love with Julie (Palmer), and lo and behold, his feelings and emotions somehow start transforming him back into a member of the living. As you can imagine, Julie’s father (Malkovich) and the other survivors of the zombie apocalypse have some issues with this budding relationship, forcing the young lovebirds to live an undead version of Romeo and Juliet.
So, the fact that zombies can become un-zombiefied—to what degree is unclear—is going to play a big role in Warm Bodies. While the undead do their thing, there is also thinking going on. Apparently they can learn to operate heavy machinery like automobiles, and they can swim (though we knew that from Lucio Fulci’s Zombi). Over the course of these photos, you can see R come to resemble a real live teenage boy instead of a flesh-eating monster.