Mike White quits Pride and Prejudice and Zombies January 20, 2011 School of Rock director leaves Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Mike White has stepped down as the director of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The School Of Rock writer said: “I loved the project and looked forward to working with Lionsgate. Unfortunately, the timing could not be worked out. I wish them the best with the movie.” The film reworks Jane Austen novel into a tale of the living dead. White will instead be working on the upcoming HBO series Enlightenment, starring Laura Dern.