So we just reported a couple of days ago on the Hollywood bidding war for rights to the upcoming novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but now we've got even more Jane Austen
news. Variety is reporting that Elton John
's Rocket Pictures
will be producing a script called Pride and Predator penned by Will Clark (who will also direct) along with Andrew Kemble and John Pape. The film reportedly "veers from the traditional period costume drama when an alien crash lands and begins to butcher the mannered protags, who suddenly have more than marriage and inheritance to worry about." John Elton
himself will be supervising the music and shooting begins later this year in London.
I hope they've license the actual "Predator" from predator films.. and shouldn't this also be considered black humor? Regardless, 2009 is shaping up to be one hell of a year for film!