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The Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Movie Has Risen From the Dead


The movie adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies hasn’t exactly had an easy time of it. It’s lost directors and stars aplenty. For a while it seemed like it might just… stay dead.

But alas. ‘Twas not to be.

Panorama Media, which is backed by billionaire heiress/film financier Megan Ellison (Megan, whyyyyy?!), has swooped in to rescue the film, serving as its producer and financier as well as handling foreign sales.

I’m trying to figure out which movie unintentionally brought about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies‘ resuscitation. Warm Bodies, which took the whole romance/zombie concept to the bank? Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, which cleaned up overseas? Or maybe, on the TV side, it’s the continued success of The Walking Dead? WHOSE RESPONSIBLE THIS?

Regardless, as is usually the case in Hollywood, this deal isn’t the final word. There’s a script—written by Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell, strangely enough—but no director or star. Disagreements about the budget could easily still torpedo this project. Fingers crossed. (Or not. Your mileage may vary.)

As a side note, Seth Grahame-Smith, who wrote the book version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (well, no, that was mostly Jane Austen, but you know what I mean) has been having a really good week: He was also hired to do a polish on the screenplay for Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot. Yay for him, if not necessarily for us.

(via: Deadline)

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  • Jen Roberts

    I dunno, depending on who they get to direct & star and how they treat it, it could be a really fun movie. You’d have to go into it knowing that it’s meant to be goofy, just like you had to go into the book knowing that.

    I enjoyed reading the book, as a fan of both Pride & Prejudice AND of zombies. It was silly and it was always meant to be; in that spirit, it’d be a fabulous movie. But if they try and take it seriously at all, it would bomb hard and deservingly so.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1473240076 Rebecca Hiles

    It’s probably bad that I’m really excited for this huh?

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    I love zombies. I am sick of zombies. Please, no more zombies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/craig.oxbrow Craig Oxbrow

    Could they just make the trailer and not bother making the movie?

  • Jen Roberts

    Only if the trailer is better than the one for World War Z

  • http://www.facebook.com/craig.oxbrow Craig Oxbrow

    I think this is possible.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    Not exactly a high standard.

  • Anonymous

    Why are we cranky about this? I loved this book. It was funny. Why can’t zombies be funny? Twilight made vampires funny? Well that wasn’t intentional but…

  • Jen Roberts

    So sadly true. It should be an easy mark to hit. ^_^

  • http://twitter.com/spaceagebikini Bettina Cuadra

    I agree, this book was Hilarious. It was out before Lincoln Vampire hunter, and warm bodies. It just got shoved to the side because it didn’t take itself seriously enough. It actually could work really well. It needs the right cast and a script that is just as tongue and cheek as the book. It wasn’t created for Tweens and It wasn’t created for twi-hards, it was created for Jane Austen lovers who thought the tween paranormal craze was a joke.

  • http://zadl.org/ Captain ZADL

    A Topless Robot Quote! YOUR RESPONSIBLE THIS! I feel so happy now!