Ahead of July 11’s San Diego Comic-Con, Screen Gems has released a series of photos from the long awaited movie ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ via Entertainment Weekly. The movie was both written and directed by Burr Steers, based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austin. ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ stars Jack Huston, Lily James, Bella Heathcote , Charles Dance, Lena Heady, Douglas Booth and ‘Dr. Who’ actor Matt Smith.
In the fashion of Jane Austin’s classic tale a zombie outbreak has plagued the area. Relationships, made complex by the difference of their social classes in 19th century England, are put to the test as the undead rise.
Lily James, who plays the role of the movie’s heroine Elizabeth Bennet, has made the comment “Rather than knitting and crocheting, they’re polishing muskets.” and Elizabeth is “the most badass zombie slayer there is.” Unlike in the 2005 ‘Pride and Prejudice’, this film is full of lovely ladies wielding weapons, and taking down hungry zombies.
After a long wait, the trailer for the film was released in September. Now the second trailer has just been unveiled and I have to say, it’s everything I hoped it would be. On February 5, 2016, put on your finest frock, hale a carriage and head to theaters for the premier of ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’.