Even actor John Malkovich is looking to get into some zombie action. The actor is currently in final negotiations to Jonathan Levine's new zombie flick for Summit Entertainment, Warm Bodies. Levine who recently directed the film 50/50, is writing and directing the movie. Malkovich will join the previously cast Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer and Rob Corddry.
The film is based on the book written Isaac Marion, and the "story follows an existentially tormented zombie named "R" who begins an unlikely friendship with the girlfriend of one of his victims. It starts a chain reaction that will transform him, his fellow zombies, and maybe the whole undead world." Malkovich will play a character named General Grigio, who's obsessed with the destruction of the zombie threat.
Malkovich is awesome in everything he does, even if the movie sucks, you know you can always enjoy watching the actor do his thing. What are your thought's on Malkovich joining this film production?
Here's a description from the book:
R is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, noidentity, and no pulse, but he has dreams.
After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and stragely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world.
Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies is about being alive, being dead, and the blurry line in between.