Romantic comedies often follow the same plot: boy meets girl, boy likes girl, conflict ensues, and finally, after much weeping and playing of Coldplay's "Fix You," love conquers all. Now, throw in zombies -- what happens?
"Warm Bodies," due out Feb. 1, 2013, is trailblazing an entire new genre of movies: the zombie romantic comedy. Based on a widely popular novel by Isaac Marion, the movie stars Nicholas Hoult as the main zombie, R, and Teresa Palmer as his very human love interest, Julie.
"What am I doing with my life? I just want to connect. Why can't I connect with people?" Hoult questions himself in the trailer. "Oh right ... it's because I'm dead."
Much of the country is inhabited by zombies and the living humans are fighting to protect themselves. R begins to fall for Julie which, as he is a dangerous zombie, is very problematic. As R connects with Julie, she starts to believe that the love is healing all of the zombies.
Directed by Jonathan Levine ("50/50"), the film also features John Malkovich as the father of Palmer's character.