Initially slated to come at the tail end of this summer, “Warm Bodies” was moved to a release date closer to Valentine’s Day presumably to play off its zombie romance center. But judging by this trailer, there might be other reasons it was shifted to an early winter bow.
Based on the book by Isaac Marion, the film stars Nicholas Hoult as a zombie, but the twist here is that he has guilt about eating humans. Hilarious right? A further twist comes along when he falls in love with Teresa Palmer (who wouldn’t) and then *record scratch* it turns out love is able to heal zombies or something. Uhhh, toss in a mugging John Malkovich as the villain (of sorts), and you have a movie that looks a bit tonally uneven. It’s tough to pull off the horror comedy — for every “Shaun of the Dead” there’s five “Lesbian Vampire Killers” — and we’re hoping this is just a case of the trailer not doing justice to the movie.
The Jonthan Levine-directed flick co-stars Analeigh Tipton, Dave Franco, Rob Corddry and more and opens on February 1, 2013. Bring a date! [The Film Stage]