Quick Bites: Ti West, Two Others Go Sci-Fi; Still No ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’ Director

In a hilarious bit of non-news, THR explains that Lionsgate still has no director for their adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Why not report on when they actually have one? The site reports that Lionsgate is considering Craig Gillespie, David Katzenberg, and writer Seth Grahame-Smith to direct the bestselling novel. Grahame-Smith and Katzenberg — who are producing partners — would direct as a team. If they were to sign a deal, it would mark the feature directorial debut for both.

In other brief news, John Moore, who helmed four of 20th Century Fox’s films including Behind Enemy Lines and Max Payne, is attached to direct an untitled sci-fi pitch from Jurassic Park 3 scribe Peter Buchman, reports THR. No details were revealed, so who knows how “dark” it is.

Lastly, hot off the success of the world premiere of The Innkeepers, director Ti West hopes to complete his personal “isolation and paranoia” trilogy (also including The House of the Devil) with The Side Effect, “a science fiction movie [that] has to do with pharmaceutical testing in space and paranoia,” the director told Indiewire. No other details were revealed other than that it will be high concept.

Just added: Paramount Pictures has acquired an untitled science fiction thriller pitch that will be penned by Brian Miller, the writer behind the Timur Bekmambetov produced “found footage” pic Apollo 18 that Dimension Films opens April 22. Reported by Deadline.