You know the old story: a guy dies, becomes a zombie, falls in love.
After taking a back seat to vampires for the past half-decade, it's a particularly good time to be a zombie these days. With AMC's The Walking Dead continuing to have huge ratings in its third season, the first trailer for zombie apocalypse epic World War Z arrived this week, and could deliver a hit for Paramount if audiences flock to see Brad Pitt destroy a literal wave of zombies. World War Z won't be the only zombie movie in 2013 — Warm Bodies will actually come first, bringing a more comedic, as well as romantic, look at the risen dead.
With Twilight wrapping up the franchise later this month, anyone looking to get their romance-with-the-undead fix next year will need to turn to Warm Bodies, which follows Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) as R, a zombie who suddenly develops feelings for a human woman named Julie (Teresa Palmer) and starts to recall his more human qualities. How much romance will be included is unknown, though the fact that zombies are typically more decayed than vampires isn't lost on writer-director Jonathan Levine, who fills the trailer with a self-aware sense of humor that pokes fun at some zombie movie tropes. more trailers to fall in love with
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Who should play Peter Parker's best frienemy?
Even though director Marc Webb has expressed some reluctance about leaping right back into the swing of things (pardon the pun) with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 so soon after The Amazing Spider-Man, plans for the sequel are moving right along. We recently learned that Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) has been offered the role of Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker's college girlfriend and eventual wife in the Marvel comic books and his paramour in the Sam Raimi-directed trilogy. And, only days ago, Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx (Ray) teased fans by tweeting that he had "dressed up as Electro for Halloween," the villain known to be menacing Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) in the sequel, a bold casting move that Webb seemed to confirm when he later called Foxx an "electrifying" actor.
The only other new character that is known to be appearing in the sequel and that does not yet have an actor's name attached is Harry Osborn, son of Norman Osborn, whose company was directly responsible for the creation of both Spider-Man and the Lizard (Rhys Ifans). In the comic books, as in Raimi's movies, Harry was Peter's friend until his father, wearing the guise of the Green Goblin, is killed during a battle with Spider-Man. Harry then takes up the mantle of the Goblin and sets out to destroy Spider-Man. James Franco got his big break by landing the role of Harry in Raimi's trilogy. Who do you think has what it takes to fill Franco's shoes and go tit for tat with Garfield in the sequel?
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Twentieth Century Fox didn't have a panel at this year's Comic-Con, but Simon Kinberg, who wrote the ill-fated 2006 sequel X-Men: The Last Stand and produced last year's X-Men: First Class, was on hand to discuss Fox's X-Men franchise. While ostensibly there to help promote Sony's upcoming sci-fi movie Elysium, Kinberg also spoke to ComingSoon about the X-Men: First Class sequel, which Kinberg is writing for First Class director Matthew Vaughn, whose return for the sequel was in question until he was confirmed to return in January. During the interview, Kinberg discussed his relationship with Vaughn and the X-Men franchise. what will happen in the sequel? >> Posted 07.15.12 by Ryan
2013 is looking like it will be a good year for Nicholas Hoult — about as good as 2012 was supposed to be.
After playing Beast in Fox's adaptation of X-Men: First Class, Hoult was cast in director Bryan Singer's Jack the Giant Killer and then as an existentially tormented zombie in writer-director Jonathan Levine's adaptation of Warm Bodies. Both movies were set for release this year, but Warner Bros. decided to push Jack from its June release to March 2013, and now Summit Entertainment has decided to move Warm Bodies as well.
THR reports that Summit has moved Warm Bodies from its August 10th release date to February 1st instead. Based on the book by Isaac Marion and adapted by Levine, Warm Bodies will (eventually) follow Hoult as R, a zombie who falls for a human girl named Julie (Teresa Palmer) and protects her from the zombie hordes just as he discovers that, besides being a zombie, he may have some humanity left. Dave Franco (the upcoming 21 Jump Street and brother of James), who plays the leader of the resistance in the movie, recently told MTV that he decided to take part in Warm Bodies partly because Levine's take on the zombie genre, which Franco said is "grounded in reality," despite its undead premise. Franco discusses Warm Bodies >> Posted 02.13.12 by Ryan
It's obvious that vampires can be a profitable romantic figure at the box office, and writer-director Jonathan Levine's adaptation of Warm Bodies wants to do the same for another member of the undead legion: the zombie.
Released earlier this month, the first photo of actor Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) as the existentially-tormented zombie named R showed that Hoult was going to avoid the open sores and dislodged jaw often associated with zombies, and would instead look as horrific as a pale, emaciated indie rocker stuck outside a Radiohead concert without a ticket. Levine recently called Hoult "the Brad Pitt of the zombie world," adding that he wanted him to "stay true to the zombie tradition and yet make a believable romantic interest."
Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four), who plays R's human love interest Julie, would seem to agree with Levine, telling MTV during an interview at the Sundance Film Festival that she is "excited" to see Hoult's "incredible performance". read palmer's comments >> Posted 01.23.12 by Ryan
Earlier this week, the first photo arrived online of Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) as the existentially-tormented zombie named R from writer-director Jonathan Levine's adaptation of Warm Bodies, and, already, there are more new photos online of Hoult.
Based on the novel by Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies follows R as he falls for a human girl named Julie (Teresa Palmer, I Am Number Four) after eating the brain of her boyfriend and absorbing his memories. "You can imagine it's a very complicated relationship," Levine told USA Today. "We're breaking new ground here."
While the new photos are a bit more grisly than the previous rain-soaked photo, Hoult was not outfitted with a dislodged eyeball or visible gashes on his face, a look that was no accident. "By any standards, Nicholas is pretty fantastic," Levine admitted. "He's definitely the Brad Pitt of the zombie world. We wanted to stay true to the zombie tradition and yet make a believable romantic interest." see the new photos >> Posted 01.11.12 by Ryan
Production reportedly began last September on writer-director Jonathan Levine's adaptation of Warm Bodies, the novel by Isaac Marion about an existentially-tormented zombie named R (Nicholas Hoult, X-Men: First Class) who falls for a human girl (Teresa Palmer, I Am Number Four) after eating the brain of her boyfriend and absorbing his memories.
Warm Bodies boasts an impressive cast, including Academy Award–nominated actor John Malkovich as Palmer's father and a military general bent on destroying zombies, Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine) as R's zombie friend M, and Dave Franco (Charlie St. Cloud, the upcoming 21 Jump Street) as the leader of the human resistance, but only Hoult appears in the movie's first image, revealed by Collider. check out the synopsis and full photo >> Posted 01.10.12 by Ryan
With the end of 2011 coming in just a few days, studios are unloading new photos for their upcoming 2012 slate in an attempt to entice viewers who aren't yet winded by the holiday movie onslaught.
Not opening until June is Warner Brothers' Jack the Giant Killer, which is a riff on the Jack and the Beanstalk tale and follows a young farmhand named Jack (X-Men:First Class' Nicholas Hoult) who opens up a door to another world and must save a princess (Alice in Wonderland's Eleanor Tomlinson) and destroy the giants he has unwittingly unleashed. The new photo, which shows Jack climbing the bean stalk into the other world, is only a screenshot from the recently-released first trailer, but the synopsis below is new.
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Jack the Giant Killer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend—and gets the chance to become a legend himself.
Director Bryan Singer first gained attention with the 1995 thriller The Usual Suspects, which introduced Keyser Soze to pop culture lexicon, before tackling comic book movies with both 2000's X-Men and 2003's X2: X-Men United, which turned Hugh Jackman into a legitimate superstar. There was no denying that Singer was on a roll, up until he moved from mutant superheroes to the iconic with 2006's Superman Returns, which, despite its moderate success, led Warner Bros. to reboot the franchise (again).
Singer rebounded a bit with 2008's Valkyrie, but is looking to prove he's regained his hit-making stride with the upcoming Jack the Giant Killer, otherwise known as "the movie Signer was contractually obligated to direct instead of X-Men: First Class."
Set in medieval England, Jack the Giant Killer is a riff on the Jack and the Beanstalk tale, and follows a young farmhand named Jack (X-Men:First Class' Nicholas Hoult) who unwittingly opens up a gateway to a world filled with giants. Jack is then tasked with saving a princess (Alice in Wonderland's Eleanor Tomlinson) and, well, killing giants. A new poster and trailer for the movie has just been released, which gives a first look at whether Singer is back on a hit streak. watch the trailer >> Posted 12.16.11 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