don't know, this sounds like a veeeery late April Fool's joke, but whatever
Steve is over at the American Film Market where various studios are trying to sell the international rights to their upcoming films. One of the films being sold is Jonathan Levine‘s zombie love story Warm Bodies, and Steve snapped a photo of the promo image. The movie stars Nicholas Hoult as “R”, a zombie who falls in love with Julie (Teresa Palmer) after he eats her boyfriend’s brains and absorbs his memories. I got to visit the set last week and while I’m embargoed like crazy, I can say the movie looks like an interesting spin on the genre. Judging by this image, it looks like Summit Entertainment is going to play up the romance aspect (the movie also has horror and comedy) and making it look like zombie Twilight. That’s a risky bet since I don’t think those audiences are going to cross-over, but it’s still early in the game and remember: this is trying to sell international studios, not the public.Hit the jump to check out the promo image. The film also stars Rob Corddry, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton, and Dave Franco. Warm Bodies opens August 10, 2012.
Here’s the official synopsis for Warm Bodies:
R is a young man with an existential crisis – he is a zombie. He 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 strangely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His decision to protect her will transform not only R but also his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world. Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, WARM BODIES is about being alive, being dead, and the blurry line in between.
Teresa Palmer grins as she touches down at LAX airport on Sunday (November 20) in Los Angeles.
The 25-year-old Aussie actress and her pet pooch caught a flight home from Montreal.
Home to some beautiful LA rain and not so beautiful LAX traffic the juxtaposition sums up LA quite nicely,” Teresa wrote on her Twitter account.
If you didn’t catch Teresa in Take Me Home Tonight when the comedy was in theaters, it’s now available to stream on Netflix’s Watch Instantly feature! The film also stars Topher Grace and Anna Faris.
Teresa Palmer and her boyfriend, Scott Speedman, step out together on Tuesday (January 10) in Sydney, Australia.
The 25-year-old Aussie actress and her sweetie had breakfast together before heading back to their hotel.
Teresa Palmer and boyfriend Scott Speedman catch a departing flight at LAX Airport on Wednesday (January 18) in Los Angeles.
“Off to Sundance tomorrow!! So excited to be there with everyone from @Wish_UWereHere can’t wait to finally see our film!” the 25-year-old Aussie model tweeted the day before jetting off to Park City, Utah. Teresa also made sure to recognize Scott for his work on one of his latest’s films.
“A HUGE congratulations to Scott Speedman for his Genie Award nomination for Best Actor in the film Edwin Boyd SO well deserved. Very proud,” she wrote in another tweet.
FYI: Teresa is wearing Burton Women‘s “Big Bertha” beanie and Nana” scarf.