Yesterday, we witnessed the zombie apocalypse in full-on Hollywood tentpole style, with the World War Z trailer. So today, here's a chance of pace — the genuinely sweet-looking zombie romance Warm Bodies, in which X-Men First Class's Nicholas Hoult is R, a zombie with a heart of... well, heart. It's based on the novel by Isaac Marion, and the trailer has a lot more genuine laughs and tenderness than I was expecting. Yay for Rob Corddry zombie action!
Here's the synopsis:
A funny new twist on a classic love story, WARM BODIES is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human - setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.