Nicholas Hoult takes a liking to Warm Bodies

A zombie with a twist

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Who’d have thought that a stint on Skins could lead to a megabucks Hollywood career? Nicholas Hoult, that’s who.

The young actor’s invasion of Tinseltown is set to continue apace, with word that the Single Man and X-Men: First Class star has signed up to book adap Warm Bodies.

Based on Isaac Marion’s novel of the same name, the story follows a tormented zombie called R (Hoult) who becomes friends with a girl intended as one of his victims.

Their newfound bond sets off a chain reaction that will turn him, other zombies and the whole lifeless world into something new.

Hoult is next shooting Bryan Singer’s Jack The Giant Killer, and will then film Warm Bodies this summer.

Jonathan Levine of indie hit The Wackness will direct.

Lifeless? Or bursting? Think Hoult's making some good movie decisions? Tell us your thoughts below...

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    • jazhands17

      Mar 2nd 2011, 19:52

      The book is completely brilliant, I just hope it gets the right treatment and the studio doesn't think of it as Twilight with zombies. It's really more about what would happen to society in a post apocalyptic world and what it means to be alive than romance. I really hope they do it justice and don't ruin it.

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    • wheelertron

      Mar 2nd 2011, 20:07

      This is a brilliant book! One of my favourites.. However I cannot stand that Hoult is being cast as 'R'.. The film needs an experienced actor, not some newbie from a teen show! First he was cast as Hank McCoy/Beast and I'm most definetly certain he cannot fill Kelsey Grammer's shoes in the X-Men (My favourite comic-book) and now this!!

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    • Vianca

      Mar 2nd 2011, 20:08

      I havent read the book yet but I like Nic Hoult and I hope the movie is good as it sounds.

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    • willow138

      Mar 3rd 2011, 1:17

      Hoult is ace i loved him in About A Boy when he must have been about 12. He was awesome as Tony Stonem in Skins , I mean look at the US version , a pale imitation of the Hoult's skills. Cant wait to see him as Beast. :D

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 3rd 2011, 19:51

      I want to punch Nicholas Hoult in his face.

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