Although it’s only rumored that they are up for big screen adaptation of Seth-Grahame Smith’sPride and Prejudice and Zombies I couldn’t think of anyone better. Recently, Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy were mentioned for the roles of Elizabeth Bennett and Darcy. Needless to say, the two have been quite busy with Hathaway doing a ton of press for her recent flick Love and Other Drugs and McAvoy working on X-Men First Class, hopefully they will jump and this unique opportunity and casting will work out. Natalie Portman, interestingly enough was suppose to have a role in the film but has decided to just stay on as a producer. If Hathaway or McAvoy don’t work out for the roles who would guys wanna see in them??
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 andNacho 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??
Just so everyone knows first off, this is totally a fan made video which no other site seems to mention. But it truly truly is a great fake trailer. One of the first posts on this site was my introduction of the book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to the world, I had found it before the onslaught and sequels and now we have very enthusiastic fans making very convincing trailers. (via Toplessrobot)
Yes. I am a humble man. I try to not take too much credit, and I try to keep things humble-ized for the most part. This is not one of those times.
The Book that I reported on the DAY it came out “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is now being made into a full on flick!! At first when the book came out, I was pissed. I had one of those “How didn’t I think about that????” Moments. So the news has hit the street that Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith’s mash up of a novel is being done…And done well may I add, with the sexy nymph-like Natalie Portman taking the lead. (more…)