Reviewed by Mr. Dark Written by Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith, Tony Lee Art by Cliff Richards
A few different ideas have been bouncing around as to how best to adapt Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith's zombified version of Jane Austen's classic tale: a feature film or a multi-part TV series? Now that names like Natalie Portman, Richard Kelly, and Lionsgate are attached to the theatrical alternative, it seems to be the obvious choice.
Jane Austen's much beloved matchmaking character Emma Woodhouse has been portrayed by a wide variety of actresses including Alicia Silverstone, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Beckinsale, the latter of whom would probably fare best in the story's latest incarnation: Emma and the Werewolves.
Seth Grahame-Smith's living dead laden take on the Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was a successful experiment in melding a timeless tale together with a timeless monster. Well ... timeless until that first well placed head shot that is. In any event the novel's success has it poised for a big screen run ... but could something else be in the works as well?
It might be a little early for April Fool’s, but that’s not stopping the recent development of two awkward sounding projects involving Jane Austen’s dusty classic Pride and Prejudice. Apparently two separate creative adaptations are underfoot and put a twist to the old tale, one with flesh-hungry zombies disturbing the drama, the other with a Predator presumably ripping various characters’ spines from their bodies.
You may recall just a few days back we did a story about how the soon to published novel, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, was already being looked at as a possible film adaptation. Well, either someone out there moved very quickly on ripping the project off, or there’s a few people in Hollywood who think alike...