To all those eagerly awaiting the release Summit Entertainment's zom-com WARM BODIES this August - and face it, there's like four of you - it looks like you're gonna have to sit on your thumbs for an extra six months.
Word is Summit has pushed WARM BODIES from its originally slated August 10th date to the new date of February 1, 2013. The decision is a purely financial one, as the studio has zero faith in WARM BODIES competing in the summer months. As of now, it stands as the only wide release pegged for February 1st, 2013.
Directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50, THE WACKNESS):
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 is now a year away. See it Feb. 1, 2013.
Analeigh Tipton stars in the film as well