Yesterday, we showed you the first official image from Jonathan Levine‘s zombie romance film Warm Bodies. Today, two more images have been released, and once again we see star Nicholas Hoult as one of the most attractive zombies you’ll ever meet. For those unfamiliar with the movie, it’s based on the novel by Isaac Marion, and centers on R (Hoult), a zombie who eats the brains of a young woman’s (Teresa Palmer) boyfriend and falls for the newly-single girl. It’s an odd twist on the supernatural romance premise, but Levine, who previously directed 50/50, managed to make a funny and heartwarming movie about cancer, so I have faith he’ll be able to pull this off. Having Rob Corddry and John Malkovich in the cast doesn’t hurt either.
Hit the jump to check out the new images. Warm Bodies opens August 10th.
Images via USA Today.
Here’s the official synopsis for Warm Bodies:
Zombies love people, especially their brains. But R (Nicholas Hoult) is different. He’s alive inside, unlike the hundreds of other grunting, drooling undead—all victims of a recent plague that drove the remaining survivors into a heavily guarded city. Now the Zombies roam about an airport terminal, searching for human prey and living in fear of the vicious Boneys, the next undead incarnation.
One day, R and his best friend M lumber toward the city in search of food. There, R first sets his eyes on JULIE (Teresa Palmer), a beautiful human. Determined to save her—first from the other Zombies and then from the Boneys—R hides her in his home, a cluttered 747 aircraft. Julie is terrified, and R’s grunted assurances of “Not…eat” do little to calm her. But when R begins to act more human than Zombie, coming to her defense, refusing to eat human flesh, and even speaking in full sentences, Julie realizes that R is special.
After a few close calls with the Boneys, and with her father mounting an armed search for her, Julie realizes she can’t hide forever. So she sneaks back home, leaving R broken-hearted. Desperate to see her, R decides to comb his hair, stand a little straighter, and impersonate a human long enough to get past the city guards. If only he can prove to the humans that Zombies can change, maybe R and Julie’s love might stand a chance. But with the rampaging Boneys heading toward the city and Julie’s father intent on killing R and his Zombie friends, the stage is set for an all-out battle between the living and the undead.
A genre-bending tale of love and transformation, WARM BODIES is a story about a boy who loves a girl…for more than just her body.