The world needs another Pride and Prejudice adaptation like Tiger Woods needs another media-hungry mistress but with a title like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies we’re assuming this incarnation will be delightfully skewed…and feature the decapitation of Mr. Darcy.
Yes the title sounds like the result of 40 frat boys, 500 hours of video games, 1000 bucket bongs and the worst idea ever conceived by a human being but it’s based on a real thing, a book actually. Published earlier this year and penned by Seth Grahame-Smith, the novel combines Jane Austen’s period classic with the wrath of the undead for a most agreeable combination of courtly romance and random killing.
Naturally the female appeal of Jane Austen when combined with the male appeal of Zombies means the subject matter should, in theory, appeal to EVERYONE. At least that’s what Hollywood thinks as the novel is set for a silver screen adaptation, presumably to cash in on the great Vampire hoopla of 2009.
Interestingly Natalie Portman will Produce and star in the project while David O Russell of Three Kings and I Heart Huckabees fame will adapt and direct. We’re almost positive Natalie Portman will do a better Elizabeth Bennet than her scowl-faced doppelganger Keira Knightley, but David O Russell doing Period/Horror may just be plain horrible. We’ll keep you updated as details arise…