You can tell from Teresa’s tweet that she’s excited about it, and we are too! Until now we’ve only had single images and posters of zombie-fied star Nicholas Hoult to look at, so we’re eagerly anticipating actual moving images of the stars in action as would-be star-crossed lovers R and Julie. With that in mind, here’s a list of our trailer wishes. (Minor spoilers ahead if you haven’t read the book!)
R Speaks! Sorta
One of the most intriguing aspects of the book is the fact that the vast majority of the story is told through R’s narration, mostly because zombies can’t talk. I am very curious to see how director Jonathan Levine and star Nicholas handle that particular challenge, so I’m hoping for a few zombie grunts along with a sneak peek of R’s narration.
A Love Story In Flashbacks
We could probably call R’s attraction to Julie love at first sight, even if the circumstances under which they meet are a bit grim. What is that first-meet going to look like onscreen? And how did the filmmakers handle the eating of a certain soon-to-be-ex-ish boyfriend’s brains? I’m hoping that we get at least one flashback into Perry’s memories of his relationship with Julie, as seen through R’s “meal,” as it were.
A Glimpse Of The Boneys
If there is one complaint I have about Isaac Marion’s unique story it’s the Boneys, the freaky, really really dead zombies who kinda prey on the weak/not-untirely-dead. They’re made out to be these odd overlords of the zombie world yet seem to me like a pack of predatory hyenas circling and looming in the dark. I don’t like ’em, but I want to see what they look like in the movie.
Here’s hoping the trailer showcase the book’s humorous tone by way of a few jabs at zombie mythology and their stereotypes. I remember laughing out loud at some of the “Man, we’re slow” jokes in the book, along with R’s frustration in still having a high-functioning mind but not the appendages to match it.
The R And M Bromance
Speaking of humor, the fact that Rob Corddry is playing R’s best friend M, should open the door for plenty of funny moments. Not slapstick, over-the-top comedy mind you, but the subtle dead-pan and/or tongue-in-cheek-type humor that you have to pay attention to. I’m especially keen on seeing a “conversation” between R and M since they can’t actually speak using any full sentences.
What’s on your wish list for the upcoming “Warm Bodies” trailer? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!