Like so much reanimated flesh, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, author Seth Grahame-Smith‘s dramatic re-interpretation of the Jane Austen classic, has emerged from Development Hell and has not only made it back on to Hollywood’s radar, but it’s also seemingly ready to be cast. That’s the latest word on the film from the European Film Market, which suggests that this film, though having suffered every kind of delay imaginable for a movie based on a really hot book property, might finally be in a place where it will reach a theater near you.
According to scuttlebutt coming out of EFM, the production is eying Lily Collins, star of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, for the main character Elizabeth Bennett, a girl looking for love in a world overrun by the walking dead. As of right this moment, the film will feature a script by David O. Russell (American Hustle), and still be directed by Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down). A distributor and a release date have still yet to be nailed down. Darko Entertainment, Natalie Portman’s Handsomecharlie Films remain on board as producers.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was released in 2009 and became an instant best-seller. Grahame-Smith’s second novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was turned into a movie directed by Timur Bekmambetov and released in 2012.
More news as it develops.
Source: Dread Central