Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It's like the revolving door of productions. Names get attached. Names leave. Directors jump ship. Actors refuse offers. If it could go wrong, believe us it had. Yet word has come today that the project remains undead.
M. Night Shyamalan is about to bring a twist to Syfy's original programming as he's ready to venture forth into the world of the small screen with a series pilot that examines death and what may or may not be next!
That's right, kids! Paramount is staying spooky by getting their hands on yet another project that will be looking to send shivers down the spines of its viewers. Read on for the details.
It's amazing to see Hasbro's Ouija adaptation rise from the grave, but that's exactly what it has done. It almost seems appropriate even. So what's the planchette pointing to today? The name of a new writer!
Thus far just about everything has gone wrong concerning the big screen adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It's like the revolving door of productions. Names get attached. Names leave. Directors jump ship. Actors refuse offers. It's a perfect storm. Writer Marti Noxon recently issued her thoughts on this ever so troubled production.
It's been an interesting year for Craig Gillespie. After helming DreamWorks' Fright Night remake, he was next poised to direct the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and brought in acclaimed writer Marti Noxon (with whom he worked on Fright Night) to complete the script. Then in October it was announced he was exiting the project, leaving it up in the air.
Can we just take this project down with a well placed head shot already? Please? Maybe some things are just not meant to be. The most ill-fated attempt of an adaptation of the year has just suffered yet another blow.
And the casting woes continue for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It's as if telling the powers that be "NO" is en vogue around Hollywood. Here's some advice: If you guys really wanna make this movie, instead of wasting more time being snubbed by all these big-name celebs, find an unknown and make her a star.
Taking the most tumultuous road possible to the big screen is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Just about every conceivable thing short of Bill Murray refusing to read the script has happened (not that he was ever attached to this; we just couldn't resist taking a jab), but finally an offer is out to someone to assume the lead role of "Elizabeth Bennet".
After the incredible success of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, adapted from Jane Austen's work of nearly the same name (sans zombies, of course), a movie was the next logical step. The story of Elizabeth Bennet carving up zombies and duking it out with Lady Catherine screamed to be brought to life on the big screen.
When last we reported on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Zombieland's Emma Stone had been offered the lead role in the film, but apparently things didn't work out as planned because now she's out of the running and the production start date has been moved to early 2012.
This writer has been a huge fan of Imogen Poots ever since I saw her as Robert Carlyle's daughter in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's 28 Weeks Later. Since that breakout performance, Poots has established herself rather quickly as an emerging talent on the rise.
If you're a horror fan, chances are you're already very familiar with the masterful special make-up work by legendary effects house KNB. Created by Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger in 1988, KNB EFX Group has been behind some of the most jaw-dropping make-up work in our genre.
In Fright Night 3D Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass) portrays “Evil” Ed Thompson, the geeky best friend of Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) who struggles with losing his buddy to a new hot girlfriend (Imogen Poots) and has the unfortunate luck of discovering that Charlie’s new neighbor, Jerry Dandridge (Colin Farrell), is a blood-sucking vampire.
If there’s one thing for certain, it’s that writer and producer Marti Noxon knows a thing or two about vampires. She was one of the driving creative forces behind the long-running "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" television series, and this writer couldn’t think of a better person at the writing helm than Noxon to create the story for an updated spin on the 1985 classic Fright Night.