Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Studios Are Bidding For Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The Sunday Times has news that Hollywood studios are bidding to turn a radical reworking of one of Jane Austen’s most popular books 'Pride &Prejudice' into a blockbuster movie. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a parody set to be published in April,

Written by Seth Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. 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.