Screen Gems releases new Pride and Prejudice and Zombies photos ahead of Comic-Con
Ahead of Screen Gems’ San Diego Comic-Con Hall H panel on Saturday, July 11, the studio has released new Pride and Prejudice and Zombies photos (via EW) that you can view below.
Written and directed by Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down), Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is based on the book by Seth Grahame-Smith and stars Lily James (Cinderella), Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Charles Dance and Lena Headey.
A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Reilly) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield.
Steers told EW that they didn’t go for laughs in adapting the material. “The idea was that it was Pride and Prejudice set in this alternate world and then for everyone to play it straight,” he says. “The movie’s big wink is that there is no big wink. It’s definitely not camp.”
Lily James says that the Bennet girls will see some real action in the film. “Rather than knitting and crocheting, they’re polishing muskets,” she says, adding that Elizabeth is “the most badass zombie slayer there is.”
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies opens in theaters on February 5, 2016.