Teresa Palmer in Talks to Co-Star with Nicholas Hoult in Zombie Love Story WARM BODIES

     March 29, 2011


Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four) is in talks to star alongside Nicholas Hoult (A Single Man) in Jonathan Levine’s adaptation of Isaac Marion’s upcoming novel Warm Bodies.  Per Heat Vision, the story is described as a cross between Shaun of the Dead (yay!) and Twilight (nay!) and “follows an existentially tormented zombie named R that begins an unlikely friendship with the human girlfriend (Palmer) of one of his victims. The blossoming relationship starts a chain reaction that will transform him, his fellow zombies and maybe the whole lifeless world.”  Palmer’s character is the daughter of one of the “military leaders who is tiring of a life of constantly fighting off zombie attacks.”

Palmer recently co-starred in back-to-back duds with I Am Number Four and Take Me Home Tonight, but I don’t think the short-comings of those films are her fault.  She showed she can be a bad-ass in I Am Number Four and she demonstrated charm in TMHT, so it’s really a matter of finding the right project for her talents.  Perhaps Warm Bodies will be it.  Hit the jump for a synopsis of the novel.

Here’s the synopsis for Isaac Marion’s Warm Bodies:

R is a young man with an existential crisis–he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. His ability to connect with the outside world is limited to a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing.

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 choice to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world.

Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies explores what happens when the cold heart of a zombie is tempted by the warmth of human love. [Amazon]


  • GoldTeef

    It’s always a bad sign when a movie refuses to name it’s characters (‘R’, ‘Four’, ‘Man’, etc.).

    • O.R.

      Well, he IS a zombie. That might be as much as he can say.

  • O.R.

    This book seems to be a Twilight wannabe, with the red ribbon pattern on its cover and the whole “supernatural being trying to protect his defenseless human love” plot. That and the Stephenie Meyer praise on the cover, which screams “Look!, see?, she likes it, this book is just like hers!” At least it’s aiming toward the same demographic, which to me is a bad sign.

  • LB

    Also, Teresa Palmer looks like Kristen Stewart.

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  • Chelsea

    I didn’t read this book because I thuhgot it just sounded strange but then I sat in on a panel with the author (and Maggie Stiefvater and Suzanne Young) and he was really funny (like in the not really meaning to be funny kind of way) and I was thinking of picking up the book. They sold out though so I didn’t. I’ve just been torn about it. Maybe I’ll just wait and watch the movie. It’s not like I can read EVERY book out there anyway… Kind of makes me feel better that you didn’t love the book.