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Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016, D: Steers)

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Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016, D: Steers)

I want to see this...sounds cool.

Variety:

Given Natalie Portman’s elegant demeanor, a turn in a period Jane Austen adaptation was inevitable.

Portman will star in and produce “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” a film that is based on the bestselling book written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Austen. Lionsgate will finance and distribute. Quirk Books published the tome.

Though Austen’s name is on the book, Grahame-Smith took the liberty of adding bloodthirsty flesh-eating zombies to the mix.

Portman will produce through her handsomecharlie shingle with Annette Savitch, plus Darko Films’ Richard Kelly, Sean McKittrick and Ted Hamm.

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.

Portman will play feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet, who is distracted from her quest to eradicate the zombie menace by the arrival of the arrogant Mr. Darcy. Darko just released “The Box,” “World’s Greatest Dad” and “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.”

Portman stars in the Jim Sheridan-directed drama “Brothers” for Relativity Media and Lionsgate. Her handsomecharlie banner recently set up “Booksmart” at Fox and is partnered with Plan B at Paramount on an adaptation of the Leanne Shapton book “Important Artifacts,” a potential screen vehicle for Portman and Brad Pitt.

Her shingle just wrapped production on “Hesher.”

“Natalie and I are longtime passionate fans of Jane Austen’s books and this a fresh, fun and thought-provoking way to approach her work,” Savitch said. “The idea of zombies running rampant in 19th Century England may sound odd, but it lends a modern sense of urgency to a well known love story.”
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies....with Natalie Portman

The book was really fun. Interesting to see how this will be on film.

Haven't read the new one yet though (Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters)
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies....with Natalie Portman

How could this not kick ass?

I remember reading about the book getting optioned and thinking Natalie Portman would be great for it. Didn't think it was something she'd ever do, or that a major studio would get behind the project.

Very interesting news - I'll keep my fingers crossed that this one makes it to theaters.

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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies....with Natalie Portman

I thought the book was fun for a few pages but quickly got bored with it.

I like the idea much better as a movie, so I'm looking forward to this, especially because I love the Portman.
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"shingle" - I fucking hate Variety.

That said, I'd see this. No interest in the book but I could give it two hours of attention for zombies and Portman alone.
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The book was really fun. Interesting to see how this will be on film.

Haven't read the new one yet though (Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters)
Yeah I actually liked that one more, the author took a few more liberties with the text, ha. While there is definitely some borrowing from Pirates of the Caribbean(see the cover illustration,ha) it has much more of a '20,000 Leagues'/Captain Nemo feel to it, so it's actually fairly unique in that regard. As with Zombies, many of the jokes are repeated a number of times, but overall I thought the narrative of this one was better, and in particular, Sea Monsters has a really great 'steampunk' vibe to it.
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies....with Natalie Portman

I guess I should read this stuff. Sounds hilariously entertaining in a good way.
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The cover of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters alone makes it the better book.

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Natalie Portman's cool and seems to have a great sense of humor. If you want to see something funny got to funnyordie.com and watch and interview she does with Zach Galifinakis.
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Ugh, is this the new fad? Take a classic book, interject some modern, out-of-place, opposite genre factor, sit back and let the money roll in?
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Liked the book, look forward to the movie.
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Next up: Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn take a trip to Whitecastle down the Mighty Mississippi & meet Jim, played by Neil Patrick Harris.
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Natalie Portman's cool and seems to have a great sense of humor. If you want to see something funny got to funnyordie.com and watch and interview she does with Zach Galifinakis.
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Ugh, is this the new fad? Take a classic book, interject some modern, out-of-place, opposite genre factor, sit back and let the money roll in?
I wish I had thought of it.
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I thought we were supposed to have a Jane Austen book/movie with Predators in it.
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I wish I had thought of it.
I'd say almost everyone has thought of it, provided they've ever done the "You know would have made this movie/book better" joke.
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I'd say almost everyone has thought of it, provided they've ever done the "You know would have made this movie/book better" joke.
I'm always wondering what could have made a movie/book better, and the only answer I ever come up with is...
Spoiler:
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Ugh, is this the new fad? Take a classic book, interject some modern, out-of-place, opposite genre factor, sit back and let the money roll in?
Yeah, how dare someone take a boring piece of literature mostly geared toward women and interject something fun into it so a guy gets exposed to classic literature and can be entertained with zombie mayhem at the same time.

Almost as overrated as A Nightmare before Christmas.
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Wonder how long before a woman takes a "man's" movie and does the same as putting zobies in a chick novel. Some action movie with explosions and gore and turns it into a chick flick. Maybe redo Predator or Rambo but it has some Romeo & Juliet take on it.
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies....with Natalie Portman

Wait...you're saying Rambo: First Blood II wasn't romantic? What about Shaun of The Dead the 1st RomZomCom?
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I'd say almost everyone has thought of it, provided they've ever done the "You know would have made this movie/book better" joke.
Yes, but I wish I had thought of monetizing it.
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This was inevitable wasn't it?? - I'm game for it!
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I'm in. I've been wanting to read the book for some time now.
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I have a feeling this will be terrible, but I'm still excited.
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I guess Keira Knightley was too busy.

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I guess Keira Knightley was too busy.

Funny that you brought that up, I keep thinking that why they chose Portman (though I do like her) over Knightley for V for Vendetta? But than...she was probably busy doing the PoTC flicks.
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