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Jonathan Levine does zombie romcom with Warm Bodies

01.19.2010

Jonathan Levine, director of such films as ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE, THE WACKNESS, and the upcoming I'M WITH CANCER is set to direct a zom-rom-com based on the book "Warm Bodies" by Isaac Marion.

"Bodies" is about a zombie who doesn't remember his name, but rather sweetly falls in love with fellow zombie, Emily. Our main zombie character thinks his name used to start with "T" and can't remember what his life was like. T figures that he used to be some sort of young professional or businessman based off his tattered attire. He wishes he could remember more and all he wants is love.

If you're interested you can check out the first person excerpt the author posted over here.

The project is set up over at Summit Entertainment with producer Bruna Papanadrea (MILK & sister of the awesome MFC'er Marcey). "Bodies" has yet to be released, however, Levine has just started the script in the last few weeks and is expected to turn it in before shooting CANCER with James McAvoy and Seth Rogen.

Here is the trailer Marion made for his book back in 2008:

Extra Tidbit: If you read the excerpt, who would you want to play the main flesh eating character?
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1:19PM on 01/20/2010

TERRIBLE

The trailer for this book was terrible. Dragging, artsy crap. Going with the whole approach of 'I'm a monster with a decaying body but I still got my mind, just no memory". I haven't read the book, but hopefully the zombie's brain deteriates eventually. And I just don't buy that if a zombie had a working, rational brain that it'd think so calm and clear. Perhaps the thought process of the character is portrayed differently in the book. Just another awful trailer with 'beautiful dialogue'
The trailer for this book was terrible. Dragging, artsy crap. Going with the whole approach of 'I'm a monster with a decaying body but I still got my mind, just no memory". I haven't read the book, but hopefully the zombie's brain deteriates eventually. And I just don't buy that if a zombie had a working, rational brain that it'd think so calm and clear. Perhaps the thought process of the character is portrayed differently in the book. Just another awful trailer with 'beautiful dialogue' coming from... oooh- a monster.
Nonetheless, I like the idea, and for a movie I just hope they don't have some soft spoken narration of the zombie's thoughts, assuming the zombie is unable to talk. You know what... I am ranting too much, I just don't like what I saw here. A zombie is supposed to be dead, and what makes us so alive are the human thougths we have, so why does he have them? Ay yi yi! I have a headache.
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12:15AM on 01/20/2010
They are completely different and I am on the bandwagon for this hehe
They are completely different and I am on the bandwagon for this hehe
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5:58PM on 01/19/2010

Isn't Diablo Cody Also Doing A ZomRomCom About Zombie Love?

Can that bitch ever think outside the box?
Can that bitch ever think outside the box?
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5:22PM on 01/19/2010
The secret I didn't want to keep lol! I've had a copy of the novel for quite some time and I really am not sure who I'd want to see as the main character. It is honestly one of the best books I've read and I can't wait for the publication so everyone else can check it out.
The secret I didn't want to keep lol! I've had a copy of the novel for quite some time and I really am not sure who I'd want to see as the main character. It is honestly one of the best books I've read and I can't wait for the publication so everyone else can check it out.
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5:20PM on 01/19/2010
Even though I'm a major zombie genre fan, I don't think I could swallow this
Even though I'm a major zombie genre fan, I don't think I could swallow this
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