The first official image has been released for teen zombie romance Warm Bodies, and it gives us some idea of what to expect from Nicholas Hoult’s brain-munching protagonist “R”.
Now, on first impressions, we’d say that Hoult’s undead teen looks a touch like one of the Twilight vamps, what with the razor-sharp cheekbones, pallid complexion and jeans-and-hoody ensemble. Let’s hope he does more than pout and sulk, eh?
Directed by 50/50’s Jonathan Levine and adapted from a novel by Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies will follow the unconventional love story between “R” and Julie (Teresa Palmer), the zombie falling for her after eating her boyfriend’s brains.
Having absorbed said boyfriend’s memories, “R” sets about attempting to shed his flesh-eating ways in order to win her heart. However, the course of true love doesn’t run smooth, expecially with a zombie plague spreading across the nation…
Boasting a supporting cast featuring the likes of Rob Corddry and John Malkovich, Warm Bodies will arrive in UK cinemas on 24 August 2012. Move over Edward, there’s a new supernatural heartthrob in town…
Is this just a Twilight knock-off, or something worth seeing? Tell us, below.