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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"Warm Bodies" - Upcoming Zombie Romance Novel/Movie

The rights to a new zombie film based on a book by Isaac Marion have been picked up by Summit Entertainment. The novel, Warm Bodies, is being published this summer by Atria Books. From Variety:

[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.

Film details thus far in a nutshell:
* Jonathan Levine will write and direct
* Bruna Papandrea will produce through Make Movies
* Laurie Webb and Cori Shepherd Stern

I wasn't overly excited when I first read about this one. Personally, I prefer the traditional "run/shoot it's a friggin' zombie" type of film. Though, I originally was not excited about SG Browne's Breathers but now admit to it being one of the best books I read last year. Reading an excerpt from Warm Bodies quickly sparked some enthusiasm and now I am eager to give it a read. Eventually, I'll learn that different can still be good. To read the excerpt yourself as well as some words from the author, head over to


  1. I heard a vicious and damning rumour that Nicholas Hoult was playing 'R' in the movie. Please for the sake of all that is holy tell me this isn't true!

  2. Concerned Viewer (snigger)March 6, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    I heard the same thing, No offence to Mr Hoult of course, But this role belongs to a Robert Downey Jr type.

  3. wow sounds very interesting like the movie called the corpse bride haha thanks for share it, I will wait.

  4. Sigh... it looks like 'R' in the movie won't be wearing his original clothes (semi-business casual or something, with the red tie!)

  5. Oh wait, that's probably 'M'. Nevermind.. (or it better be!!)


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