Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, again! Back in January we had several reports with several names rumored for the directors chair, so I’m sure you all remember Christopher Smith, Mike White and David O. Russell, right? Then, we even learned Craig Gillespie is the contender.
But, today, we’re here for something completely different, because, according to the latest reports, Seth Grahame-Smith is in consideration to co-direct this movie with partner David Katzenberg!
Seth Grahame -Smith, wait, is that the same Seth Grahame-Smith who actually wrote the whole thing? Well, yes, it is! In addition to Craig Gillespie, Lionsgate is considering Grahame-Smith and Katzenberg to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
This update definitely sounds interesting, since we all know the duo previously created and wrote the MTV comedy The Life and Times of RJ Berger.
As usual, we’ll have to wait for the official details, and until then, here’s a description of the novel:
“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?”