First four minutes of Warm Bodies arrives online: watch now

The first four minutes of Jonathan Levine’s Rom-Zom-Com, Warm Bodies , has arrived online, featuring Nicholas Hoult talking us through life as a zombie.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world where the majority of the population are zombies, the film swiftly brushes aside how exactly it all happened (“could’ve been a radioactive Outbreak monkey” supposes Hoult) in order to focus in on the plight of our hero, R.

He can’t remember much of his old life you see, but when he stumbles across the girlfriend of one of his victims, some of his old human feelings come rushing back to the surface. Could a zombie be rehabilitated after all?

Take a look, below…

From the looks of this opening scene, it looks as though Levine has found a fresh and witty take on an increasingly hackneyed genre, with Hoult making for an extremely likeable lead. And there's also a pleasing amount of gore to boot...

Co-starring Rob Corddry, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton and John Malkovich, Warm Bodies opens in the UK on 8 February 2013.