It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Thus begins Jane Austen’s 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice. But wait.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.
That’s the beginning of Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 horror adaptation “parody” Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
One is an awesome classic about early 19th century class and society. The other… sounds like fun, and if the movie adapted from Grahame-Smith’s other well-known novel, 2010’s Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, is any indication, this next flick is going to be a heckuva lot of fun. And forget about the horror and zombies, the first trailer out of the gates makes this flick look like Jane Austen meets Hit Girl from Kick-Ass.
Just check out the trailer for yourself:
Sure, the entire thing with these mash-up horror books is a gimmick to get some sales, but we thought Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Slayer, the movie, reflected some solid storytelling and decent worldbuilding.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies stars Lily James (Downton Abbey, Cinderella) as the stoic heroine and zombie hunter Elizabeth Bennet, Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Mr. Collins, Sam Riley (Maleficent) as Mr. Darcy, Douglas Booth (Penny Dreadful) as Mr. Bingley, Charles Dance (Alien 3, Bleak House, Game of Thrones, Fingersmith) as Mr. Bennet, and Lena Headey (The Sarah Connor Chronicles, 300, Game of Thrones) making her own impression on some zombies.
While you’re waiting, check out Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Slayer, the movie reviewed previously here at borg.com, and the book, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies the novel, and the original Pride and Prejudice, the original novel, the mini-series, and the movie.
This would have made a great Halloween release, but alas, we must wait until February 6, 2016.