If you were one of the 10.5 million people watching the mid-season finale of ‘The Walking Dead’ on AMC Sunday night, you probably caught the trailer for ‘Warm Bodies,’ yet another zombie movie. This one actually looks pretty good and has a bit of a twist on the genre.
Based on Issac Marion‘s novel, the movie is a look at R, played by Nicholas Hoult, whose is well aware of his undead situation, but wants more out of life. He meets and falls in love with Julie, Teresa Palmer, but her dad (the always fabulous John Malkovich) isn’t happy about one of the things he hates the most being attracted to his still breathing daughter.
Directed by Jonathan Levine, I am actually looking forward to this, but you knew that already. The movie will be on February 1st, check out the trailer and tells us what you think!
Brad Pitt’s film World War Z had been scheduled for release next month, but has been pushed to next summer.
You know, I don’t really enjoy movies that show big cities being attacked and on fire, with people running through the city streets in fear for their lives. Yeah, call me crazy, but I’d rather see a serial killer film than an entire population being threatened on the big screen. But that’s just me.
I KNOW it’s theoretically a zombie movie–but aren’t zombies usually a metaphor for something much more sinister in today’s society? Or am I ready too much into this?
I’ll be passing on this film, as good as Brad seems…but I’ll bet David E. will give us a detailed Dude’s Eye review, right?
What better way to spread the word about your sure to be hit zombie miniseries than to have zombies take over the world? AMC planned the Mother of All Publicity Stunts by having thousands of people…err…zombies take over some of the biggest cities in the world. From the press release:
“In anticipation of the premiere of AMC’s new drama series, “The Walking Dead,” on Sunday, October 31 at 10 p.m., AMC and FOX international networks plan to stage a worldwide zombie invasion stunt.
“The Walking Dead’s” international broadcaster, Fox International Channels (FIC), will kick off the stunts with overseas invasions beginning at daybreak in Taipei and Hong Kong on Tuesday, October 26, and moving across the globe where the stunt culminates at the show’s Los Angeles premiere.
A week prior to the unprecedented global premiere of the show, AMC and FIC have planned to target one-day multi-city events that will occur during morning commute peak hours. Taking direction from “The Walking Dead’s” legendary make-up artist Greg Nicotero, hundreds of zombies will consecutively take over major cities worldwide during a 24-hour period. The planned global outbreaks will center in and around the world’s major landmarks, including the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Big Ben in London, the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, the Acropolis in Athens and more.
They will begin at daybreak in Taipei and Hong Kong, followed by Istanbul, Madrid, Munich, London, Sao Paolo, Buenos Aires, New York City and Los Angeles, among others. Attacking a total of 26 cities, each outbreak will be documented and shared with fans the world over as it happens.”
One of the other cities taken over by zombies was Washington D.C.( Like there aren’t already a bunch of zombies there…pssssh.) I’m really excited for this show and this was the perfect way to promote it. The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln in the lead role of Rick Grimes. The cast also includes John Bernthal, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun and Sarah Wayne Callies who playes Rick’s wife, Lori.
These are certainly some well dressed zombies. The Walking Dead will premiere Halloween night, Sunday, October 31st (if you didn’t already know) at 10pm on AMC.
I’ll be watching, will you? At the very least DVR it, y’all!