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‘Pride Prejudice and Zombies’ Resurrected

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From vampires to zombies, Priest and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones‘s Lily Collins, pictured, in negotiations to star in the adaptation of Seth Grahame Smith’s mash-up of the literary classic Pride Prejudice and Zombies, reports Variety.

Burr Steers is on board to direct the adaptation that “follows the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England who are faced with a new challenge — an army of undead zombies.” Collins would play the Elizabeth Bennet character.

Darko Entertainment and Panorama Media are producing with Panorama funding.

The project has been in development for some time, with David O. Russell eyed to direct, Natalie Portman starring and Lionsgate distributing. But the script took too long to develop the proper tone, leading to Russell and Portman exiting because of scheduling conflicts.

After those two left, the film never found its footing, though directors such as Mike White and Craig Gillespie were attached and eventually left.

With a director locked in and a femme star lined up, the film seems to be finally getting closer to liftoff.

  • DarrelDreadful

    Its funny because there has been a couple movies that Lily was suppose to star in, Evil Dead being one, but keeps pulling out of them. Hopefully wont be the same for this one. I really like her and want to see her in more things.

  • djblack1313

    two things

    1. i’ll believe it when i see that this movie will actually go into production

    and

    2. i’ll believe it when i see that Lily won’t pull out of this movie.

    that being said i hope this movie DOES come to fruition but after the 20 million false starts and stops, i’m not investing until it’s actually in production.

    • weresmurf

      Indeed, this girl pulls out more than a christian couple in bed…

      • djblack1313

        weresmurf, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!