It looks like writer-director Jonathan Levine's 2013 adaptation of Isaac Marion's zombie-romance novel Warm Bodies is coming back to a screen near you. No, there isn't a sequel planned, but instead, today we have word that there is a TV series headed our way via Levine and Lionsgate. This new project comes to us via Levine's newly launched production banner Megamix, which recently signed a first-look deal - which encompasses both film and TV - with Lionsgate. This Lionsgate connection makes more than a bit of sense considering that Levine's partner in his new production company is none other than former Lionsgate exec Gillian Bohrer. McAuley Cahill will be joining Levine and Bohrer at Megamix as a creative executive.
Jonathan Levine said in a statement.
"Lionsgate is the perfect home for Megamix, a studio to both my most successful and favorite moviemaking experiences. Joe and Nathan have been great collaborators and friends who have supported me over the years and are as committed as Gillian, and I are to nurture unique, creative and commercial visions, and we couldn't be more thrilled."
Bohrer then added.
"Jonathan and I have a shared passion for movies that defy the conventional wisdom about what defines a 'commercial movie.' I loved the diverse slate of projects I was able to shepherd at Lionsgate, and we're delighted to bring Megamix to a company that believes in taking risks."
Levine's is best known for helming the killer teen horror slasher All the Boys Love Mandy Lane with Amber Heard and Whitney Able, before moving on to directing more drama-comedy fair such as The Wackness with Ben Kingsley and Josh Peck and 50/50 with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen. Levine then made a move to basically straight-comedy with his next few films The Night Before with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie, and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates starring Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Adam DeVine, and Aubrey Plaza. Levine's new flick The Long Shot starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron looks to be keeping the comedy train rolling. That new motion picture is all set to hit theaters near you today.
The original Warm Bodies motion picture was directed by Levine from a screenplay he wrote based on the novel by Isaac Marion. It starred Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road), Teresa Palmer (Lights Out), Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine), and Dave Franco (The Disaster Artist). They were joined by Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, Love), Cory Hardrict (Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave), and John Malkovich (Being John Malkovich, The Perks of Being a Wallflower). David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, and Bruna Papandrea produced the flick which featured music by Marco Beltrami (Scream) and Buck Sanders.
Javier Aguirresarobe was the film's cinematographer, and Nancy Richardson edited the footage into a final movie. Mandeville Films was the production company behind the original film, which was distributed into a theater near you by Summit Entertainment back on February 1, 2013. This update comes to us via The Hollywood Reporter.