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