Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is set for 19 February release date by, revealed Cross Creek Pictures.
The project is based on a novel published in 2009 by Seth Grahame-Smith, which was an amalgamation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and horror-zombie genre.
The story focuses on the plague that outbreaks in the area and Lizzie and her sisters have to defeat the undead but Mr. Darcy coming in the way complicates everything for them.
Lily James from Cinderella will play Elizabeth Bennet, Sam Riley as Mr. Darcy and Mr. Collins will be portrayed by Matt Smith. James explains that although the storyline comes in with a twist but the character in both versions has the same traits.
“Even in the original story, Elizabeth’s a fighter and beyond her contemporaries in her ambitions and her ideas of women. She’s a badass warrior. She’s a ninja.”
Burr Steers (Charlie St. Cloud) will lead the project and co-write the script alongside David O. Russell. Natalie Portman, Brian Oliver, Sean McKittrick, , Allison Shearmur, Tyler Thompson, Annette Savitch and Marc Butan will produce.
Naomi Watts’ thriller ‘Shut in’ is also set for the same release date. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies premieres on February 19.