Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Meets Aliens, Zombies, Elton John and Natalie Portman?

Last week I reported on news of a parody novel titled “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” by Seth Grahame-Smith that apparently a lot of Hollywood studios are looking to pick up for a film adaptation. Then, earlier today “Production Weekly” announced the following via thier Twitter feed of all places:

Natalie Portman attached to Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel Pride and Prejudice & Zombies, Jane Austen’s novel with bone crunching zombie action

Shortly after that Shock Til You Drop proved why Internet rumors are often worthless citing a source close to the project saying, “Premature. No offers or handshakes of any kind yet – other people circling.” So, things appear to be happening and perhaps Portman is one of those circling, but nothing official yet.

Next, Variety reports an entirely different adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel is also underway from Elton John’s Rocket Pictures titled Pride and Predator with Will Clark set to direct. Apparently in this version an alien crash lands and begins to butcher the mannered protagonists, who suddenly have more than marriage and inheritance to worry about. Shooting on that one is set to begin in London later this year.

The trailer for Clark’s award-winning short “The Amazing Trousers” is featured below for a brief taste of his work.


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