Just in time for Halloween, Sony Pictures Entertainment has given us our first look at the film version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Check it out below!
The new movie is based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s wonderful mash-up hit of the same name. The trailer indicates that the movie version will take some liberties with the story: Grahame-Smith’s original work actually kept most of Jane Austen’s exact prose intact and added zombies here and there, creating a really funny juxtaposition. The movie trailer suggests that the film version will take itself a bit more seriously, featuring a more extensively zombie-focused plot and plenty of action.
This is the second film adaptation of a Grahame-Smith novel. His book Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter got the silver screen treatment back in 2012. Grahame-Smith wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies first, way back in 2009, so this film has been a long time coming.
The film will star Lily James (Downton Abbey, Cinderella) as Elizabeth Bennet and Sam Riley (Maleficent, On The Road) as Mr. Darcy. Burr Steers (17 Again) is directing. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is slated to hit theaters in February of 2016.
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