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Is the new Warm Bodies poster a bit too Twilight? Will it help or hurt?

01.31.2012by: Jake Dee
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UPDATE: This is a FAN MADE poster.

After recently seeing Jonathan Levine's superb cancer-comedy 50/50, I have no doubt the writer/director will show further skill in his new zom-com WARM BODIES. Thing is, it seems the marketing department wants to capitalize on all those tweeny-bopper horror yarns, TWILIGHT specifically. The new poster below certainly demonstrates this, but I'm not sure if it's ultimately going to help or hurt the film when it releases this August. Take a peek and let us know what you think.

With Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Lizzy Caplan, Rob Corddry, Analeigh Tipton, Dave Franco and Cory Hardrict:

Zombies love people, especially their brains. But R (Nicholas Hoult) is different. He’s alive inside, unlike the hundreds of other grunting, drooling undead—all victims of a recent plague that drove the remaining survivors into a heavily guarded city. Now the Zombies roam about an airport terminal, searching for human prey and living in fear of the vicious Boneys, the next undead incarnation.

One day, R and his best friend M lumber toward the city in search of food. There, R first sets his eyes on JULIE, a beautiful human. Determined to save her—first from the other Zombies and then from the Boneys—R hides her in his home, a cluttered 747 aircraft. Julie is terrified, and R’s grunted assurances of “Not…eat” do little to calm her. But when R begins to act more human than Zombie, coming to her defense, refusing to eat human flesh, and even speaking in full sentences, Julie realizes that R is special.

After a few close calls with the Boneys, and with her father mounting an armed search for her, Julie realizes she can’t hide forever. So she sneaks back home, leaving R broken-hearted. Desperate to see her, R decides to comb his hair, stand a little straighter, and impersonate a human long enough to get past the city guards. If only he can prove to the humans that Zombies can change, maybe R and Julie’s love might stand a chance. But with the rampaging Boneys heading toward the city and Julie’s father intent on killing R and his Zombie friends, the stage is set for an all-out battle between the living and the undead.

A genre-bending tale of love and transformation, WARM BODIES is a story about a boy who loves a girl…for more than just her body.

WARM BODIES cooks up August 10th.

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Extra Tidbit: No wonder...Summit is behind both TWILIGHT and WARM BODIES.

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8:33AM on 02/01/2012
I like that my sisters name is huge on the poster haha!
I like that my sisters name is huge on the poster haha!
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10:14PM on 01/31/2012
CRAPPY poster...but I still have hope with Jonathan Levine at the helm. He even wrote the script for this film (or so the poster says) and the cast is fantastic.
CRAPPY poster...but I still have hope with Jonathan Levine at the helm. He even wrote the script for this film (or so the poster says) and the cast is fantastic.
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