I promise I’ll stop after this, but EW has an interview with the improbably named author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith, about his book and discovering his wasn’t the only Jane Austen mash-up on the market. (I’ve also rather belatedly realized he’s the same Seth Grahame-Smith who blogs on Huffington Post, which probably reveals some unexamined snobbery on my part, but we won’t got there).
Now this is just getting silly. Sean Williams has very kindly pointed me to an article in io9 explaining that Pride and Predator is only one of three science fictional reworkings of Jane Austen which are in the pipeline. I have to say that while Pride and Prejudice and Zombies sounds good to me, Pride and Predator still pips it at the post.
Three Jane Austen Science Fiction Movies In The Pipeline?
Update: I now discover that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is an adaptation of an existing novel (“The Classic Regency Romance—Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!” according to the publisher). I’m trying, but I’m just not sure I can keep my finger from the Amazon trigger . . .
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Now this I like. Variety reports that Elton John’s production company, Rocket Pictures, are working on an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in which proceedings are interrupted by the crash-landing of a hostile, flesh-eating alien. And if that doesn’t sound good enough all on its own there’s always the film’s title, Pride and Predator.
Apparently Sir Elton will compose the music (which I suppose has horrific possibilities all of its own).