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…
Variety reports this morning that Elton John’s Rocket Pictures is moving on Pride & Predators, a take-off of the Jane Austen novel in which an alien space craft crashes during the midst of the period drama, butchering the leads and giving those remaining alive a whole set of unforeseen issues to be emo about.
They’re hoping to start shooting the film in London later this year, with John serving as an executive producer on it. Will Clark, who co-wrote the script with Andrew Kemble and John Pape, will be in the director’s chair. Clark is best known for his award-winning short film “The Amazing Trousers”, according to the trade.
So I guess it’s now a race for those behind the zombies mutation of Austen’s classic work to get their production done before this one. Similarities notwithstanding, I would love to watch this as a double feature!
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