Academy Award–nominated actor John Malkovich is no stranger to genre movies, appearing in two comic book adaptations last year — RED and Jonah Hex (sorry about that last one, John). Malkovich's latest role will have him waging war on the undead.
Variety reports that Malkovich is in final negotiations to join Summit Entertainment's adaptation of Warm Bodies, based on the novel by Isaac Marion. Directed by Jonathan Levine (the upcoming 50/50), Warm Bodies follows an existentially tormented zombie named R (Nicholas Hoult) who falls for a human woman (Teresa Palmer) after devouring her boyfriend. His emotions begin a chain reaction amongst the undead. Malkovich will play General Grigio, who is obsessed with destroying the zombie threat and is also the father of the Palmer. Malkovich as a villain is usually a good time, so consider us pleased with the casting choice.
Production on Warm Bodies starts this month. Levine adapted the screenplay from Marion's novel. rodriguez joins two movies >> Posted 09.08.11 by Ryan
It's official: Jonah Hill is joining Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn in 20th Century Fox's up coming comedy Neighborhood Watch.
Last week, the recently slimmed-down actor was reportedly in talks for the movie, but concerns about his price tag made the casting questionable. Deadline reports that Hill is a go for the movie, though what role Hill will play is still unknown.
Written by Superbad's Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the comedy sees Stiller and Vaughn start a neighborhood watch group as an excuse for dads to hang out together, and then uncover an alien plot to take over the world. Akiva Schaffer (Hot Rod) will direct. Corddry a zombie, a Victoria's Secret model to PLay Jeff Bridges, Posted 08.25.11 by Ryan
Summit Entertainment has added the second lead for its upcoming zombie love story, Warm Bodies.
Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) was cast in the lead role of "an existentially tormented zombie named R" earlier this month, and now THR reports that Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four, Take Me Home Tonight) will play the girlfriend of one of R's victims and a military leader's daughter. The two eventually embark on an unlikely friendship as Palmer's character tires of the constant battles between zombies and humans.
Jonathan Levine (50/50) directed and adapted the screenplay for the movie, which is based on an upcoming novel by Isaac Marion. Marion's novel began as a short story called "I am a Zombie Filled With Love" which can be read here.
Warm Bodies isn't the only zombie love story in development. Screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno) is producing an adaptation of Breathers: A Zombie's Lament, based on the novel by S.G. Browne.
Warm Bodies has the advantage since Summit has experience blending romance and the undead, having produced all of the Twilight movies. Whether Hoult's skin will sparkle is unknown so far. Posted 03.30.11 by Ryan
Nicholas Hoult is filling up his post-X-Men: First Class schedule. After donning blue fur to play the mutant X-Man Beast, First Class producer Bryan Singer was impressed enough to cast Hoult as the lead in his upcoming Jack the Giant Killer. After that, Hoult will play a romantic member of the undead. undead romance... sign me up! >> Posted 03.03.11 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. Posted 01.20.10 by Ryan