Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice revamped as zombie slayer pic
Pride And Prejudice, Jane Austen’s most celebrated novel, is to be reworked as a zombie movie.
According to The Sunday Times, Hollywood studios are rbidding for the opportunity to adapt Seth Grahame-Smith’s forthcoming parody novel Pride And Prejudice And Zombies into a major motion picture.
“It quickly became obvious that Jane [Austen] had laid down the blueprint for a zombie novel,” said Grahame-Smith.
“Why else in the original should a regiment arrive on Lizzie Bennet’s doorstep when they should have been off fighting Napoleon? It was to protect the family from an invasion of brain-eaters, obviously.”
The storyline sees the Bennet sisters recast as zombie slayers, with Mr. Darcy taking on the role of a ninja expert as they battle against a force of cannabalistic predators.
“About 85% is the original Jane Austen text,” said Grahame-Smith. “I hated her when I was forced to read Austen in school, but when I started rereading I realised she was a brutal, but very funny, satirist. I can only aspire to be as mean-spirited as she could be.”