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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Hey, my kind of movie

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Based on the best-selling book by Seth Grahame-Smith

Based on the best-selling book by Seth Grahame-Smith

You may not have heard of this book but it is an updated classic, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, with a bit of a twist. Comedy author Seth Grahame-Smith has liberally added a sprinkling of undead violence and bloodletting just to spice things up a bit. As Barry Norman would say, and why not?

And according to the L.A. Times Hollywood studios are queuing up for the movie rights.

The synopsis is that England is under siege from a zombie hoard with London a walled city to keep out the ‘manky dreadfuls’. Most of the cast live within this walled city surrounded by privilege. Very much like real life then.

Grahame-Smith started by pasting the text of the classic novel on to a word document then added the zombie parts in a red font.

Who could resist such a wonderfully silly idea to defile a classic novel with a bit of shock horror?

Apparently Jane Austin enthusiasts have been remarkably game about the book, and are looking forward to seeing the big screen adaptation.

More on this story as it develops.

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Written by Nick Gilmartin

April 7, 2009 at 12:43 pm

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