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Comic-Con: Warm Bodies Writer Isaac Marion: "A General Sense of Impending Doom" in the World

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood July 21, 2011 at 7:01AM

Isaac Marion's novel Warm Bodies is being adapted for Summit by writer-director Jonathan Levine (The Wackness) and is set to star Nicholas Holt and Theresa Palmer. Here are details on the zombie-drama. Marion speaks with the press:
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Isaac Marion's novel Warm Bodies is being adapted for Summit by writer-director Jonathan Levine (The Wackness) and is set to star Nicholas Holt and Theresa Palmer. Here are details on the zombie-drama. Marion speaks with the press:

He wasn't involved with casting Hoult and Palmer, but says; "I totally approve of their choices, which is convenient. If I had hated them I don't know what would have happened...I think both of them will be great in those roles." Does he want to be on set? You bet: "I want to be around as much as possible, I don't really have anything else to do." When the times come to see his novel up on the big screen: "That will be a terrifying moment...I think it will be better to be around crowds [than to watch it alone]."

Marion knows that all things supernatural are currently hot-ticket items: "There's is a fascination with supernatural creatures in general. I always have been fascinated with that stuff...I've seen a lot of articles, lots of deep psychological perspectives [as to why]...I guess there's a general sense of impending doom and panic in the world [like the economy, the environment]...it's kind of you and your friends against the world."

Production on Warm Bodies kicks off this fall.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.