Pride Prejudice And Zombies To Be Adapted Into A Graphic Novel?

It has to feel good to be Seth Grahame-Smith. The “PRIDE PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES” scribes’ horrific spin on Jane Austens’ classic was a runaway bestseller, exceeding everyone in the genres expectations, has been picked up by Lionsgate for a major feature film adaptation starring Natalie Portman, and now it looks like it may also be adapted into a comic book. Elizabeth Bennet is one of England’s most fearsome warriors, whose speed with a sword is only matched by her quick wit. But she faces her most formidable foe yet in the haughty, conceited, and yet strangely attractive person of Mr. Darcy…

It had to happen. Following the success of Quirk Book’s bestselling transformation of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice into, well, a zombie novel, Del Rey Books announced plans to turn Pride and Prejudice and Zombies into a graphic novel. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel will be published in 2010.

Publisher’s Weekly reports,

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel will be adapted by Tony Lee, a veteran comics writer who has worked on X-Men, Spider-Man and other comics series, and artist Cliff Richards, who has worked on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics series. The deal was announced at the San Diego Comic-Con International and was negotiated by Mutzumi Miyazaki, Del Rey director of licensing and acquisitions, with Marsha Armitage-Bristow, executive v-p of licensing at Dimensional Branding Group, and Jessica Schmidt, director of sales for Quirk Books.”

Additionally it has been announced that the tentative release date for the book is May 5th of this year according to Del Ray.

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies–Jane Austen’s immortal classic of Regency romance, brought to glorious, gory new life with zombie mayhem from Seth Grahame-Smith.

The book quickly became a New York Times bestseller, and now the story is a graphic novel–the perfect format to bring this remixed masterpiece to zombie-loving pop-culture fans.

Elizabeth Bennet is one of England’s most fearsome warriors, whose speed with a sword is only matched by her quick wit. But she faces her most formidable foe yet in the haughty, conceited, and yet strangely attractive person of Mr. Darcy.

As the two lovers meet in the ballroom and on the battlefield, they’ll soon learn that nothing–not even bands of ninjas, disapproving aunts, and an army of ravenous zombies–can stop true love.