WARM BODIES, The Movie, The Sequel


The poster for the upcoming adaptation of Warm Bodies, was released recently. Just prior to that, author Isaac Marion noted on his blog that, although “there is something uncool about writing sequels,” he is doing just that. He asks fans of the first book to “just trust that I have a story to tell and a reason to tell it, and I’ll try my best not to ruin everything.”

The film’s director, Jonathan Levine (50/50) told MTV News earlier this month that he had showed Marion some of the adaptation’s foootage and, “Luckily he was very positive about it. He’s been very supportive, and I think he’s really happy with it, which is a big relief for me.” He also noted, “I read on Twitter the other day that he’s doing a sequel to the book, which I think is awesome.”

Warm Bodies is about a well-adjusted teenage zombie and a human he rescues from a zombie attack. Levine tells MTV News that, “even though this is a love story that involves zombies … [he hopes] zombie enthusiasts will be open to a new twist on the genre.”

As we noted earlier, the beginning of 2013 was once crowded with movies vying for the Harry PotterTwilight and The Hunger Games audiences. Many of them have now been moved to later in the year. The spring now features just three —  Warm Bodies (a zombie romance, Feb. 1), followed by Beautiful Creatures (a supernatural romance, Feb. 13) and The Host (a dystopian romance, March 29).

After the jump, the schedule of all the contenders coming in 2013 (for a list of at all the upcoming movies based on books, click on Upcoming Movies Based on Books— with Tie-ins):

Schedule of the Harry PotterTwilight and The Hunger Games Contenders

FEB 1, 2013

Movie Title: Warm Bodies

Director: Jonathan Levine


Dave Franco … Perry Kelvin
Teresa Palmer … Julie
Nicholas Hoult … R
John Malkovich … General Grigio
Analeigh Tipton … Nora
Rob Corddry … M

Based on: novel by Isaac Marion

Tie in: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion (Atria/Emily Bestler; 12/11/12)


FEB  13, 2013


Movie Title: Beautiful Creatures

Director: Richard LaGravenese

Starrring :

Emmy Rossum –Ridley Duchaness

Jeremy Irons — Macon Ravenwood

Emma Thompson — Mrs.Lincoln/Sarafine

Viola Davis —  Amma

Official Movie Site: BeautifulCreaturesMovie.com

Based on: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Little, Brown BYR 12/1/09); the first in a series of four titles.

Predictions: “The next Hunger Games” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Mar 29, 2013


Movie Title: The Host

Director: Andrew Niccol


Saoirse Ronan … Melanie Stryder
William Hurt … Jeb Stryder
Max Irons …Jared Howe

Jake Abel …Ian O’Shea


Based on: novel by Stephenie Meyer


Aug 16, 2013

Movie Title: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Director: Thor Freudenthal

Starring: Logan Lerman … Percy Jackson

Based on: Second in the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan


AUG 23, 2013

Movie Title: Mortal Instruments

Director: Scott Charles Stewart

Cast:  Lily Collins … Clary Fray

Official Web site: TheMortalInstrumentsMovie.com

Based on: City of Bones, City of Ashes and City of Glass by Cassandra Clare, the first two titles in the Mortal Instruments series.


Oct 18, 2013

Movie Title: The Seventh Son

Director: Sergey Bodrov

Starring: Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges

Based on: Revenge of the Witch, Joseph Delaney, Greenwillow, 2005; first in the Last Apprentice series.


NOV 1, 2013

Movie Title: Ender’s Game

Director: Gavin Hood

Starring:  Asa Butterfield (Hugo) and  Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), with Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Viola Davis

Production Blog: EndersGameBlog.tumblr.com

Based on: Sci Fi novel by Orson Scott Card


NOV 22, 2013

Movie Title: Catching Fire (the second in the 4-film Hunger Games series – two films are planned for the third book)

Director: Francis Lawrence, replacing Gary Ross, who directed the first in the series

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth

Fan site: CatchingFireMovieNews.com

Based on: Second title in Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games series


March 21, 2014

Movie Title: Divergent

Director: Neal Burger

Status: Shailene Woodley to star; other roles still being cast. Shooting begins in March, 2003 (ActingAuditions, 11/1/12)

Based on: Novel by Veronica Roth, first in a trilogy


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