Jonathan Levine to Direct Zombie Love Story Warm Bodies
01.20.10 by Ryan
Director Jonathan Levine (The Wackness) recently replaced Nicole Holofcener as the director of a comedy about cancer formerly titled I'm With Cancer, which stars Seth Rogen, James McAvoy, and new addition Anna Kendrick. Turns out Levin also has another project in the works as well.
According to The Playlist, Levine will also adapt and direct the zombie love story Warm Bodies, based on an unreleased novel by Isaac Marion. Marion based the novel on the short story "I Am a Zombie Filled With Love," which examines a zombie's desire for love through his diary entries.
Summit Entertainment, the production company responsible for The Twilight Saga movies, has lined up the project, in a move that seems to signal a wish to be involved with any story involving love and the undead.
Levine starts production on the Cancer movie next month, and hopes to have the Warm Bodies script done by then. Production is likely to begin after Levine finishes with Cancer, which puts Warm Bodies into a possible 2012 release date. Until then, Marion has made his short story available online, which can be read here.