Summit Entertainment is hoping that future teen demographics buy into the concept that nothing says romance more than rotting flesh and walking corpses. In their plans to bring Isaac Marion's upcoming zombie romance book Warm Bodies to life on the silver screen, it seems the studio may be close to locking in their female lead star. Heat Vision reports that Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four) has been in discussion to join the production opposite male lead Nicholas Hoult. Helmer Jonathan Levine adapted the story to screenplay and will begin shooting this summer.
Plot Concept: Described as Twilight meets Shaun of the Dead, the story follows an existentially tormented zombie named R (Hoult) that begins an unlikely friendship with the human girlfriend (Palmer) of one of his victims. The blossoming relationship starts a chain reaction that will transform him, his fellow zombies and maybe the whole lifeless world. Palmer's character is described as the daughter of one of the humans' military leaders who is tiring of a life of constantly fighting off zombie attacks.