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First Images of Nicholas Hoult as a Zombie in Love in Warm Bodies

Summit Entertainment has released the first images of X-Men: First Class star Nicholas Hoult as a zombie named R in Warm Bodies, director Jonathan Levine’s adaptation of author Isaac Marion’s 2011 romantic thriller.

Hoult, 22, plays a typical undead being who, upon eating the brain of a deceased young man, suddenly falls madly in love with the corpse’s living girlfriend (played by Teresa Palmer of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and I Am Number Four). Their unlikely relationship kicks off a chain reaction that will transform him, his fellow zombies and possibly their post-apocalyptic world.

“By any standards, Nicholas is pretty fantastic,” Levine tells USA Today, where two of the images premiered. “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.”

Warm Bodies opens Aug. 10.


  • Spamburglar

    I’m sure some will dismiss this as Twilight with zombies, but damn, this book was one of the best I’ve read in a good while. A truly original take on an overdone genre, with some laugh out loud bits. Plus I love Nicholas Hoult. Yeah, they might be aiming at the Twilight market with the movie, but if done right it may turn a few of the mindless hordes into real movie fans. Here’s hoping they don’t mess it up.

  • Watchmen93

    Zombies eat people.
    Plain and simple.

  • Brennan Pratt

    He’s supposed to have a business suit on and be in his twenties. :/

  • guest

    He is severely beautiful, even as a ridiculous zombie… 

  • sephy

    He looks like the shitty new Dante they’re pushing in the new Devil May Cry video game