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Zombie Chic: First Look At Nicholas Hoult in ‘Warm Bodies’

By on January 16, 2012
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Back in September we reported on Warm Bodies, a zombie romance adapted from Isaac Marion’s novel of the same name. Now some four months later first pictures of former Skins star Nicholas Hoult as ‘R’ have emerged (via Collider and USA Today) giving audiences some idea of what to expect from the movie. Hint: think pale and interesting and not The Walking Dead and you’ll find yourself in the right ballpark.

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 The movie, directed by Jonathan Levine is described as Twilight meets Shaun of the Dead and stars Hoult as R, a young man with an existential crisis – He is a Zombie.

‘R shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and stragely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world.

Warm Bodies is directed by Jonathan Levine and stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Dave Franco, John Malkovich and Rob Corddry. The movie opens in theaters in August 2012.