FROM MTV MOVIES BLOG You'd think with all those brains they're constantly munching, zombies would be a little, well, smarter. I mean, why can't they speak? Are their palates and tongues too far decomposed? And why do I care so much? This is all really just to say that we have an EXCLUSIVE featurette from the forthcoming "Warm Bodies" DVD/Blu-ray (out June 4), in which stars Nicholas Hoult and Rob Corddry do a lot of not talking.
Click play on the clip above to watch all the grunting and groaning for yourself, plus hear commentary from Nicholas (yes, he does speak in real life!).
Nicholas Hoult and Eleanor Tomlinson were all dressed up last night for the big premiere of "Jack the Giant Slayer"—and here's hoping the giants in question are all good and slayed (slain? slew?), because Eleanor's lovely dress is frankly much too glam and gorgeous to be running around wielding swords and busting enormous heads in.
The cinematic take on everyone's favorite fairytale about magic beans, gullible teens and huge angry creatures who live on a floating sky island yelling "Fee! Fi! Fo! Fum!" at invaders will hit theaters widespread on Friday, and most of its major players—human and giant alike—were out to celebrate its release at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
Confession: I am not a fan of zombies. They are generally gross looking, make creepy noises and appear to smell really bad. But much to my pleasant surprise, the undead folk in "Warm Bodies" are a different story, specifically this week's Hump Day Hottie Nicholas Hoult. The fact that I found myself wanting to be hugged by zombie R halfway through the movie was a new experience indeed.
So how'd they pull that off? How do you make zombies cute? MTV News sought out "Warm Bodies" makeup artist Adrien Morot for the answer—the short version being cast a handsome actor to play a zombie—plus a few bonus facts about how he and Nicholas made the most out of their many hours together in the makeup chair.
It was a delightful Day of the Undead in Hollywood yesterday, as the long-awaited zombie romance "Warm Bodies" made its big debut at a star-studded red carpet premiere in Hollywood. (We average humans still have to wait another couple days for the theatrical release, alas.) The crowd in attendance was a diverse one: actors, authors and even a couple shambling corpses wandering by in a moderate state of decay.
The most glamorous look of the night was sported by Teresa Palmer, the film's leading lady, who swept down the carpet in a black lace gown with a trumpet-shaped skirt. Meanwhile, our own Holland Roden was a vision in white, in a high-necked cocktail dress with a froofy feathered skirt, and Analeigh Tipton went bold and black in a high-low leather dress with a sweeping chiffon bustle.
Nicholas Hoult is hardly a Hollywood newbie, but we would have never guessed just how adorable this kid star would grow up to be—even in zombie form. And this week, the "Warm Bodies" star just might be one of the hottest members of the walking dead. In fact, he’s so hot that we’ve dubbed him this week’s Hump Day Hottie.
Check out this dreamy photo of Nicholas, and keep reading for more details about him!
Vital stats: This 23-year-old grew up in England (we bet the accent gave it away!), and it would seem that acting is in his DNA. He’s related to British stage and screen star Anna Neagle. This would explain why all that eye acting comes so naturally to him. BTW, Nicholas is reportedly back on the dating scene after ending things with "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence.
Only three little weeks left until "Warm Bodies" finally hits theaters! Have you purchased your tickets yet? Maybe you need some incentive via another one of our extra-special EXCLUSIVES leading up to opening day on February 1. Today's treat is a one-two punch that includes a never-before-seen photo of R (Nicholas Hoult), as well as the unveiling of the music featured in the film.
In this new still, we see a solemn-looking R hunched over a record player in his humble abode, which is an abandoned airplane. What I like most about this photo is that it's so colorful. Sure we've seen some color in previous images, but there's something different about this one in that it doesn't seem as bleak—it's more sweet and sentimental. It's also a perfect complement to the second part of our "Warm Bodies" goodness: news about the music featured in the film.
All right you eager "Warm Bodies" movie fans you, how great is it that we're now less than a month away from the film's release? We've been amped up for this one ever since we heard that Isaac Marion's quirky, creative book was getting the big-screen treatment and then we visited the set and sneaked a peek at the first four minutes, and now to further celebrate the film's impending arrival, we'll be treating you to "Warm Bodies" exclusives for the next four weeks!
Today's treat is a brand-new clip from the film that finds us in the middle of zombie R and human Julie's getting-to-know-you phase. R (Nicholas Hoult) has just saved Julie (Teresa Palmer) from being eaten by his walking dead brethren and taken her to his home in an abandoned airplane. Unsurprisingly, Julie is really freaked out by the whole ordeal and doesn't understand why R saved her and whether or not she is being momentarily preserved for a zombie feast later.
Because our MTV News team are fearless and intrepid, our reporter Christina Garibaldi spent an entire day hanging out on the set of "Warm Bodies"—and managed to have a lovely, informative chat with the cast even despite the obvious threat of having her brain eaten at any time. Such courage! And for anyone who's missed the premise of this hotly anticipated mash-up between the zombie and romance movie genres, star Nicholas Hoult has it pretty well summed up:
"The zombies live in this airport," he explained. "The humans have made a safe area in the city, and one day I go on a hunting mission. I kill one and eat his brains and relive his memory, and it turns out he was the boyfriend of Julie Grigo, Teresa Palmer's character. And then I decide I quite like her and I want to keep her safe."
Here's a little fresh meat for the zombie fandom! Out now is a new series of stills from upcoming undead romance, "Warm Bodies," the cinematic adaptation of Isaac Marion's novel of the same name. The slew of images hit the internet today with the same satisfying splat as a warm, steaming pile of brains (braaaaaaaains!) freshly liberated from some unlucky person's skull. Hooray! Let's look at them while we eat lunch!
Although the most recent trailer for the film promises plenty of action, the new photos are all pretty quiet, up-close and personal, showing the necrotic protagonist R (Nicolas Hoult) and his living human ladyfriend (Teresa Palmer) in a totally Facebook-ready album of adorable new-couple activities: gazing deeply into each other's eyes, playing cute little happy-slap games, listening to each other's heartbeats (okay, heartbeat, singular), and even meeting each other's friends! It's all very romantic, really. Except for the blood smears.
Everyone knows that the week between Christmas and New Year's is always just kind of... y'know... dead. Which means that today's juicy new peek at this year's first, best book-to-movie blockbuster adaptation "Warm Bodies" is both very welcome and highly appropriate!
The first four minutes of the film hit the internet last night (via Fandango), offering us a positively charming preview of the zombie drama to come—but also fitting right in with the general draggy mood of this mid-holiday slowdown. Seriously, the sluggish undead action of the opening airport scene? Virtually indistinguishable from the grunting and stumbling of our Uncle Barry as he wanders the house in search of leftover eggnog. Except that Uncle Barry is still alive. We think.