Broadsheet Trailer Park: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

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Pride and Prejudice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcTBj7e4k80

What you may need to know:

1. Adaption of Jane Austen’s classic. With zombies.

2. This has been in development since 2009, when Natalie Portman was attached.

3. Sam Riley will be doing the whole tortured wet puffy shirt thing.

4. The previous adaption of Seth Grahame-Smith’s other mashup, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2010) didn’t exactly set the world on fire.

5. Proving that a movie needs more than a snappy title.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of braaaaiins.”

Release Date: 12 February 2016.

(Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)

9 thoughts on “Broadsheet Trailer Park: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

  1. Nigel

    I kind of hated the idea of the book, since just taking the text and adding zombies, rather than doing a straight up pastiche of your own, seemed cheap and lazy, but given that there are multiple screen adaptations of the book already, I have no problem with a screen version. It’s possible it could absolutely rock socks. Weirdly enough, since this has to be grounded in the society it’s sending up, it could work better than ALVH, which was, er, unmoored from anything a viewer might give an actual poo about. Other than that, it seems we’re making films from twitter hashtags now. And sure why not?

  2. Dave

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was really good. This looks like fun too.

    Also seems like the “Broadsheet prognosis” was done already on the poster you posted.

  3. Starina

    ALVH was all style over substance — there was a montage in the first ten minutes, for god’s sake — whereas this looks like it should actually be a good laugh. And who could go wrong with a Sleigh Bells soundtrack.

  4. meadowlark

    I hated the book. It was lazy, and not especially funny. I do think that it will transfer to the screen really well though.

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