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Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Gets Resurrected With New Star And Director
For those unfamiliar with Grahame-Smith's novel, the story is a twist on Jane Austen's classic story, pitting all of the great literary characters against a zombie apocalypse. While the film was originally set up at Lionsgate, it will now be financed by Panorama, which plans on selling the project at Cannes.
The Undying Pride, Prejudice And Zombies Adaptation Is Back On
While Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter didn’t exactly light up the box office or critics’ eyes – though its worldwide gross of $116 million made it profitable – it hasn’t taken away the popularity of Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel, nor that of his first novel, the bestselling mash-up that birthed a sub-genre, Pride, Prejudice and Zombies
Tim Burton Involved In The Beetlejuice Sequel
Before Tim Burton made Johnny Depp his go-to leading man, his recurring star was '80s everyman Michael Keaton. Together the pair made two darkly fun Batman movies, and the delightfully demented poltergeist comedy Beetlejuice in which Keaton famously played the eponymous "ghost with the most." Keaton's game goofiness and aloof appeal easily made him a fan favorite.
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Loses Yet Another Director
I think it's officially time to give up on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It was fine when Natalie Portman decided she didn't want to star. It was fine when David O. Russell decided he didn't want to direct. It was fine when Russell's replacement, Mike White, decided he didn't want to direct either. But now it looks like the project has lost it's third director and I think it's time to just give it up.
As Predicted, Blake Lively Passes On Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
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.
Blake Lively Offered Lead Role In Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
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.
DEBUNKED: Craig Gillespie Is The Third Director To Bail On Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
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
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Still Working From David O. Russell's Script
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.
UPDATE: Craig Gillespie All But Confirmed As The Director Of Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
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.
Seth Grahame-Smith May End Up Directing Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Himself
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.
Craig Gillespie May Be The Next Guy To Try Out Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
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
Mike White Will No Longer Direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
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
Has James McAvoy Signed On To Pride And Prejudice And Zombies?
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
Mike White Keeps Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Alive
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
Mike White Tops The List To Direct Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
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
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