The recent surge of onscreen living/undead affairs is adding a new chapter about zombie love.

According to Variety, Summit Entertainment has hired Jonathan Levine to helm 'Warm Bodies,' based on Isaac Marion's novel by the same name.

The story follows a zombie named R, who struggles with his fate just as Edward Cullen struggles with being a vampire. The only thing that makes him happy is a living teenage girl, whom he decides not to eat (how sweet) and hides her from the other zombies. According to reports, the film's tone will be 'Twilight'-meets-'Shaun of the Dead.' The recent surge of onscreen living/undead affairs is adding a new chapter about zombie love.

According to Variety, Summit Entertainment has hired Jonathan Levine to helm 'Warm Bodies,' based on Isaac Marion's novel by the same name.

The story follows a zombie named R, who struggles with his fate just as Edward Cullen struggles with being a vampire. The only thing that makes him happy is a living teenage girl, whom he decides not to eat (how sweet) and hides her from the other zombies. According to reports, the film's tone will be 'Twilight'-meets-'Shaun of the Dead.'

The 27-year-old Levine first hit Hollywood's radar by winning the Audience Award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival for his coming-of-age, hip-hop comedy The Wackness. He also directed the indie slasher All the Boys Love Mandy Lane in 2006, which is still awaiting a proper U.S. release.

While Levine is a great young success story, zombie author Isaac Marion is a DIY legend in the making. The 28-year-old Seattle blogger self-published 'Warm Bodies' and sold copies from his website. Atria Books finally caught on, bought the publishing rights and will release the novel this year.

Below is a video Marion produced to promote his book in 2008:

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