So are you guys ready to see some members of the undead dressed in bonnets and cummerbunds? Well, with a director in place we are one step closer to this vision. Mike White, known for his writing School of Rock and Nacho Libre, is set to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The classic Jane Austin story will be brought to the big screen with the help of writer Seth Grahame-Smith (The Hard Times of R.J. Berger, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter).
Basically, it’s the timeless tale we all know but with zombieness filling in the gaps. The idea spawned from Quirk Books editor Jason Rekulak, who was tossing around ideas of classic stories like Wuthering Heights and Crime and Punishment and characters like Ninjas and Pirates. Ironically enough I feel as though incorporating zombies will bring this story to life and be super funny as well.
The project is being handled by Lionsgate, who always turn out great work and now most likely will begin casting for the project. As of now, Scarlett Johansson and Bradley Cooper are being considered. The only thing to consider is that White hasn’t had much directorial experience. He has only director one project prior to this titled, Year of the Dog starring Molly Shannon. So while White’s writing certainly shows that he’ll get the tone of the movie, it is yet to be seen if he can accurately display it on camera. So what do you guys think aout the news and this project coming to the big screen??