Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Jane Austen's Zombies To Be Filmed?

Not long ago, Undead Backbrain revealed that a post-mortem collaboration between Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith has produced a novel called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It will be released in April.

Seth Grahame-Smith has taken the text of Austen's Pride and Prejudice and added scenes of "bone-crunching" zombie action. In the "new" novel heroine Elizabeth Bennett and her four sisters becoming zombie slayers and are taught how to fight like Japanese ninjas by Mr Darcy.

The Sun-Herald quotes Grahame-Smith as saying,
"It quickly became obvious that Jane (Austen) had laid down the blueprint for a zombie novel ... 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."
Now, the Sun-Herald suggests, the "re-envisaged" classic may be made into a feature film!

We truly live in a world were anything is possible!

No comments: