Pride And Prejudice And Zombies movie presses forward

News Simon Brew 2 May 2013 - 06:30
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

A director has been found for the movie of Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, whilst Lily Collins looks set to star...

A movie take on Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride And Prejudice And Zombies seems to have been stuck in development for a couple of years now. At one stage, David O Russell was circling the project, and Natalie Portman was set to star. Then it looked as if Craig Gillespie was going to make it. But when they all moved onto other things (although Portman is still one of the produers apparently), the film seemed destined never to happen.

But now it's been resurrected.

Enter director Burr Steers, though. Steers made the quite brilliant Igby Goes Down and the underappreciated 17 Again, and he's now attached to the movie. Furthermore, the film may have found its lead too, with Lily Collins reportedly taking on the part. She's in negotiations to play Elizabeth Bennet in the film, and if she signs up - as expected - then it may just be full steam ahead.

We'll keep you posted...

Variety.

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I'll be surprised if this goes ahead. Strikes me as too risky a project to get backed with enough money to be made. The only reason honest Abe fighting vampires made it through was to parallel the serious Lincoln movie that year, knowing that would get people into the cinema. Which is a shame, because I really liked AL:VH, and I'd love to see another similar idea play out.

This sounds awful and all i have read is the title! what is this sudden fascination with zombies? they are popping up all over the place (no pun intended) World War Z, the walking dead spring to mind! not to mention that one on BBC Three which looked horrible!

Please no more zombies!

I tried to read the book, but the Zombie additions are so poorly written, that I really don't know what to think about the film. There are occasional moments of cleverness in the adaptation, but I didn't see the brilliance some reviewers cited.

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