The Hollywood Reporter
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.
THR reports that Panorama Media has boarded the big-screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s best-seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The Megan Ellison-backed Panorama will produce and finance the mash-up film, and will introduce the project to foreign buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.
Darko Entertainment, Natalie Portman’s Handsomecharlie Films and producer Allison Shearmur are already onboard the project, which was originally set up at Lionsgate. David O. Russell penned the screenplay. A director is once again being shopped for.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will be directed by someone eventually (or not). It centers on Elizabeth Bennet’s quest for love and independence amid the outbreak of a virus that turns the dead into zombies. The story’s set in an alternate version of 19th Century England that features deadly ancestors roaming the countryside.
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