Sometimes books get turned into films.
Sometimes those films suck.
Sometime they don't.
That's why I enjoy the before-it-gets-made phase. You know, the period between the studio announcement and the official movie trailer. I get to imagine how the scenes will be adapted, freak out (in a good way) over casting choices, and pretty much count the days till that first glimpse of the movie. I'm not a patient person, but for some reason, the wait always makes me happy. Like I'm spending energy on a worthwhile cause or something.
Anyway, while I'm super stoked to see The Hunger Games (!), there's another adaptation I want to check out. Badly.
I recently read that...
Nicholas Hoult from X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
...will play the main character from this book:
And I am so. Effing. Excited.
Haven't read Isaac Marion's Warm Bodies? Here's the blurb:
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.
As if I didn't love zombies enough already...
So yeah. I'm excited about the film version, which is expected to hit theaters sometime next year.
Also, a quick shout-out to my critique partner Lindsay, who's responsible for me reading this awesome book!! :)
Now tell me: any book-to-film adaptations you're dying to see??