Director Wanted (Again): Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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Scheduling conflicts put the bite on adaptation

Mike White is no longer directing Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, leaving Lionsgate to resume its search for a helmer.

White was attached rather recently after the studio scoured town, looking at directors like Neil Marshall and Mike Newell. David O. Russell was the captain of the ship until he bowed out as well.

Deadline says White faced scheduling conflicts, so he could not commit to the film.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is based on the best-selling book written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen.

Described as an expanded version of the Austen classic, the book tells the timeless story of a woman’s quest for love and independence amid the outbreak of a deadly virus that turns the undead into vicious killers.

Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet, who is distracted from her quest to eradicate the zombie menace by the arrival of the arrogant Mr. Darcy.

Source: Deadline