'Warm Bodies': First Four Minutes of Summit's Zombie Rom-Com

Nicholas Hoult, as zombie teen R, unveils the post-apocalyptic world he lives in, the danger that lurks and his best friend in new footage from the Feb. 1 release.

Nearly two months after Summit debuted the trailer for Warm Bodies, a zombie flick with a romantic comedy spin, the first four minutes of the film have hit the web.
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Based on the YA novel by Isaac Marion, the footage sets up the film rather succinctly. About a zombie teen named R (Nicholas Hoult) who meets a girl named Julie (Teresa Palmer) and falls in love with her, he soon realizes that their partnership is making him feel very human things.

The movie starts out with R wandering aimlessly through a destroyed airport, with him dreaming of what the zombies that he passes by used to be like when they were living, breathing human beings. He also goes through his muddled thoughts to figure out just how they got to be the way they are: chemical warfare, perhaps?

R also warns of the Bonies, those annoying little creatures who'll "eat anything with a heartbeat." It's a state all zombies become, R observes, as he watches a zombie take off a chunk of what used to be flesh: "This is what I have to look forward to."

Then R introduces his best friend (Rob Corddry) and they engage in grunt-filled conversation. They even manage to exchange some words.

Warm Bodies, written and directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50), hits theaters Feb. 1, 2013.