‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’ Has A Release Date

April 2, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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Seth Grahame-Smith’s ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is a revamped version of Jane Austin’s classic novel, that was first published in 1813. The new version was written as if Smith and Austin teemed up for the novel’s creation. The book, released in 2009, quickly had it’s own cult following. Due to it’s popularity and zombie loving fans, it is being made into a movie.


Fans were disappointed when plans for the movie fell apart the first go around, but it seems this time the movie will actually be completed. Director Burr Steers, who also directed ‘How To Loose A Guy In 10 Days’, will be directing Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which has already gone into production. They originally set the release date to be January 1, 2015, but due to delays, the date has been pushed back to February 19, 2016.


“This mash-up begins with the tangled relationships between lovers from different classes in 19 century England and is complicated by a full on zombie outbreak.”

The movie is set 70 years after the zombie plague has began in England. The Bennett sisters are very different in Smith’s version, the term “badass’ comes to mind.


The movie stars: Lily James (Cinderella), Millie Brady, Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), Suki Waterhouse (Pusher), Sam Riley (Maleficent), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Douglas Booth (Noah), Matt Smith(Doctor Who), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Emma Greenwell (Shameless), Dolly Wells (Spy) and Ellie Bamber (The Falling).


I personally loved both Jane Austin and Smith’s version of the classic tale. I am excited to see just how well the novel translates to the big screen.

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