Craig Gillespie New Director of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Attempts to add some Life to the Undead
Wow, so it sounds like this Pride and Prejudice and Zombies film adaptation is turning into a big heaping pile of zombie shit! Not one, but two big directors have now backed out of the project. Both Mike White (Year of the Dog) and David O. Russel (The Fighter) have decided to drop the project after things not working out. Now, there is a third director enlisted to utilize some Charmin and clean up this mess; director, Craig Gillespie (Lars and The Real Girl) supposedly the new man to do this daunting task!
Our spies tells us that Craig Gillespie, helmer of Showtime’s The United States of Tara and 2007’s indie drama Lars and the Real Girl, is in talks to direct
So what exactly is the problem with this adaptation that has these directors running away from it as though it were Ke$ha’s vagina? Well, as much of a classic as Pride and Prejudice is, to be honest, its just plain boring. So can adding the undead to the plot really add life to it?? Also, maybe there is just not enough there to really warrant a big screen debut. Here’s an overview of the plot of the book to help you decide,
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy.
What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry?
So what do you guys think? Will Gillespie be able to turn this Zombie failure into a proper and respectable brain eating machine??