Gillespie to direct the literary mash-up.

Craig Gillespie has officially signed on to take the director’s chair for the long-gestating adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 literary mash-up, ‘Pride and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.’

“We are so excited to have Craig Gillespie on board this film,” said Alli Shearmur, Lionsgate president of Motion Picture Production told Deadline. “His sensibility spans from genre-bending horror to elegant character-driven comedy, which is perfect for this movie.”

Gillespie, who directed 2007s ‘Lars and the Real Girl,’ most recently directed a remake of ‘Fright Night’ starring Colin Farrell and Anton Yelchin.

Grahame-Smith’s novel mixes Jane Austen 1813 classic with a legion of bloodthirsty zombies