by: S. Scott Stanikmas
Before he wrote about Honest Abe being a bad-ass vampire killer (the book is way better than the film), author Seth Grahame-Smith gave us a little gem known as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. This Victorian period piece reimagines the classic Jane Austen novel with an undead twist.
A film version has been in the works ever since the novel debuted in 2009. And in 2016 we’ll finally see the movie hit the big screen. But first it needs to hit San Diego Comic-Con.
Before it even hits SDCC, EW managed to grab a few stills that show us just a little bit of what we have in store:
It’s a little disappointing that we don’t get more of the zombies, but I get why. You need to save a little for the sizzle reel at Comic-Con. But the images do look promising.
I’m liking how director Burr Steers’ approach to the project:
The idea was that it was Pride and Prejudice set in this alternate world and then for everyone to play it straight. The movie’s big wink is that there is no big wink. It’s definitely not camp.
I’m looking forward to this. As a zombie aficionado I’m always on the lookout for anything that tries to do something different with the genre. Screen Gems must see something in the film, as they have it lined up for Hall H, where all the biggest and best in film and pop culture go.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which stars Lily James, hits theaters February 5, 2016.