BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
About a week and a half ago we found out that the lead role of Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was offered to Gossip Girl star Blake Lively. The role, which may just be the least coveted role of all time, had already been turned down by Natalie Portman, who is still producing the film, Mia Wasikowska, Scarlett Johansson, and future Gwen Stacy, Emma Stone.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has had a long, hard road to traverse to get to where it is, which is essentially nowhere. Natalie Portman is still around as a producer, but she has long since backed out of the lead role, and the film is currently playing host to its third director, Craig Gillespie, who replaced Mike White, who replaced David O’Russell. It has not been easy, but no one at the studio seems willing to give up on this adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s highly publicized novel.
When I talked to Gillespie at Comic Con about Fright Night, he mentioned his preparations to direct an action film like Zombies and even that he was getting ready to shoot martial arts. It didn't sound at all like the time that he could be anything but enthusiastic about Zombies, but either Fright Night's lackluster box office or something else has clearly changed his mind in the meantime
With the exception of The Fighter, all of David O. Russell's feature films have been based on a script that he wrote. So when the director was hired to make the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, he was also given the task of taking care of the adaptation.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies better be an amazing film. Since the film version of the project was announced back in December of 2009, we've seen two directors - David O. Russell and Mike White - and one star - Natalie Portman - take on the project before leaving to work on something else.
The adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has been moving along at an incredibly brisk pace, with Timur Bekmambetov set as the director and a cast that includes Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson, Dominic Cooper and more.
It's poetic justice that a movie titled Pride and Prejudice and Zombies would have to die and be resurrected a couple times before being able to get moving. In the year-plus that
It's been a long, hard road for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the adaptation of Seth Graham Smith's best selling book. The script has reportedly been highly praised, but it has had a difficult
With Mike White set as the official directing replacement for David O. Russell on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, it's time to start building a cast. While Natalie Portman was originally signed on to
As expected, the loss of David O. Russell and Natalie Portman were far from a bullet to the head of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The godfather of Quirk Classics is still shambling around Hollywood, and it seems to have found
Still, the game is not at all settled, and there's no telling who might swoop in at the last minute to take the job. As a fan of White's ever since he was the random dude sleeping on Kim Kelly's couch
Following David O. Russell's departure from the project, it was predicted on Sunday that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies would become the new
Two weeks ago was a bad week for the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It started out badly
Much like the rotting skin of the undead, integral pieces keep falling off of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Even though I loathe I Heart Huckabees, I still get a little excited when I see David O. Russell sign on to direct stuff. Sadly, the Three Kings director will walk away from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
PPandZ author Seth Grahame-Smith just released another novel of historical horror fiction called Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, touting itself as the TRUE story of our 16th president
Even after the announcement that Natalie Portman would be playing Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the idea of the film even being made is somewhat surreal. I've flipped through the book
Zombieland made a little money and suddenly everybody wishes they were Bill Murray. Hollywood wants in on zombies and so does Natalie Portman. She’s set to star in and produce an adaptation of the novel Price and Prejudice and Zombies