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Sneak Peek new images from director Burr Steers live-action feature adaptation of author Seth Grahame-Smith's 2009 parody novel "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies", that combines Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel "Pride and Prejudice" with elements of modern 'zombie' fiction:
"...'Elizabeth Bennet' and her four sisters live on a countryside estate with their parents. 'Mr. Bennet' guides his daughters in martial arts and weapons training, molding them into a fearsome zombie-fighting army.
"Meanwhile, 'Mrs. Bennet' endeavours to marry the girls off to wealthy suitors. When the wealthy and single 'Mr. Bingley' purchases a nearby house, Mrs. Bennet spies an opportunity and sends the girls to the first ball where Bingley is expected to appear.
"The girls defend the party from a 'zombie' attack, and attraction sparks between Mr. Bingley and the eldest daughter 'Jane Bennet', while Elizabeth clashes with Bingley's friend, the monster-hunter 'Fitzwilliam Darcy'..."
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- Michael Stevens
EW’s rather fantastic San Diego Comic-Con Preview continues with fresh new images from the long in development, at last in production adaption of Seth Graheme-Smith’s famous literature/zombie mash-up, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, starring Lily James, Sam Riely, Jack Huston, Matt Smith, Lena Heady, and Charles Dance. There’s not much zombie action on display here, but plenty of Jane Austen’s heroines as bad ass zombie fighters, and a real sense that director Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down) is going for a very grounded tone to the material. As he tells EW, “The idea was that it was Pride and Prejudice set in this alternate world and then for everyone to play it straight. The movie’s big wink is that there is no big wink. It’s definitely not camp.” Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is released in the U.S. on February 5th 2016, and »
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Prior to the epic Pride and Prejudice and Zombies panel planned for Comic Con next Saturday, which promises to turn Hall H into a 19th Century blood bath, EW has released 4 very sexy, very gory photos from the thriller. This generation gets a Jane Austen interpretation like non-other before it, as Seth Grahame-Smith's mash-up novel prepares to hit the big screen just in time for Valentine's Day this February. Here, we get to meet headstrong Elizabeth Bennet and her zombie killing, corset wearing sisters!
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies tells the classic love story with an apocalyptic twist sure to scare anyone into fits of panic, followed by a series of hot flashes. Lily James takes on the role of Lizzy, who has become romantically entangled with Mr. Darcy, played by Sam Riley. This fling is interrupted by a zombie virus, with the 'sorry stricken' (as the walkers are »
The most surprising thing about "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"? That they actually ended up making it. After losing three directors and at least one major star (Natalie Portman), the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's bestselling mashup novel is finally headed to the big screen, and EW has the exclusive on the first official images from the film, which director Burr Steers ("Igby Goes Down") says will be played without the tongue-in-cheek tone readers of the book may have been expecting: “The idea was that it was Pride and Prejudice set in this alternate world and then for everyone to play it straight,” Steers told EW. “The movie’s big wink is that there is no big wink.” Added star Lily James ("Cinderella"): “It’s definitely not camp.” You can view the images below. But first, here's a capsule history of the long-in-the-works production: April 2009: Seth Grahame-Smith's »
- Chris Eggertsen
Screen Gems has released some new Pride and Prejudice and Zombies images. Directed by Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down) and based on the parody novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, the story follows Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) and her sisters Lydia (Ellie Bamber), Mary (Millie Brady), Jane (Bella Heathcote), and Kitty (Suki Waterhouse) as they try to navigate societal pressures of the landed gentry and fend off hoards of zombies. Speaking to EW, Steers explained how he was approaching the film more as a spin on Jane Austen than a B-movie. “The idea was that it was Pride and Prejudice set in this alternate world and then for everyone to play it straight,” says Steers. “The movie’s big wink is that there is no big wink.” [caption id="attachment_481321" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Screen Gems[/caption] That’s a difficult line to walk. You don’t want to be stodgy with a ridiculous premise, but at the same time, »
- Matt Goldberg
Continuing their pre-Comic Con coverage, EW has posted new photos and details about the upcoming period horror tale "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" which will be getting its own panel in San Diego next weekend.
Based on Seth Grahame-Smith's mash-up novel, the film takes Jane Austen's classic "Pride and Prejudice" and re-imagines it with an apocalyptic twist. The film's director Burr Steers says that despite the premise, the tone here is not camp in the slightest with the action played straight:
"The idea was that it was Pride and Prejudice set in this alternate world and then for everyone to play it straight. The movie's big wink is that there is no big wink."
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The latest take on Jane Austen’s classic love story is a little, how should we say… revisionist. In Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, out next February, it is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.
Based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, which riffed raucously on Austen’s classic, this new Pride and Prejudice imagines Elizabeth Bennet and her corset-clad sisters as warriors of the Victorian era, searching for husbands while simultaneously fending off hordes of the undead.
“Rather than knitting and crocheting, they’re polishing muskets,” says Lily James, the Cinderella actress who plays Elizabeth, to EW, which debuted the above images. Of Lizzy, James says, “She’s the most badass zombie slayer there is.”
Even more fascinating than the reimagined Elizabeth, though, may be the tone director Burr Steers is aiming to strike. »
- Isaac Feldberg
With this type of movie you wouldn't expect the material to be taken very seriously, but believe it or not, that's seems to be director Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down) approach. “The idea was that it was 'Pride and Prejudice' set in this alternate world and then for everyone to play it straight," he tells EW. "The movie’s big wink is that there is no big wink." Well, that should be interesting to see at least. Pride And Prejudice And Zombies is an adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's period horror parody, and you can see the five Bennet sisters - Lydia (Ellie Bamber), Jane (Bella Heathcote), Elizabeth (Lily James), Mary (Millie Brady), and Kitty (Sukie Waterhouse) - in action on February 5, 2016. »
The world of Jane Austen is associated with fussy manners and crises of morality and emotion, but in the hands of writer Seth Grahame-Smith, it's the perfect setting for the undead. His wild reimagining "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies" is finally hitting the big screen after years in development, and some bloody new images have arrived. Read More: 'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies' Rises With Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote & Jack Huston Joining Lilly James “Rather than knitting and crocheting, they’re polishing muskets,” lead Lily James, who plays Elizabeth Bennett, tells EW about the girls and the movie. And her character is “the most badass zombie slayer there is.” However, the most interesting thing about the film might be the approach, which director Burr Steers ("Igby Goes Down") is promising won't be arch. “The idea was that it was 'Pride and Prejudice' set in this alternate »
- Kevin Jagernauth
DramaFever is getting an infusion of classic British entertainment. The New York-based streaming platform, popular for its focus on international TV and movies, has closed a licensing deal with BBC Worldwide North America for the U.S. streaming rights to 18 BBC titles.
DramaFever added five BBC titles to its streaming platform on July 1, 2015, and will add the remaining 13 shows over the next few months. The online video service’s premium subscribers now have access to the first five titles: Tess of the D’Urbervilles (starring Eddie Redmayne), Pride and Prejudice (Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth), Upstairs, Downstairs (Keeley Hawes), Little Dorrit (Claire Foy), and Miss Austen Regrets (Olivia Williams).
Here’s a list of the remaining BBC titles DramaFever will start streaming in the upcoming months:
- Bree Brouwer
Jane Austen, meet K-pop: DramaFever, the video-subscription service best known for streaming Korean dramas, has struck a deal with BBC Worldwide North America to add some of the U.K. broadcaster’s big period dramas to its catalog.
DramaFever has already added five BBC titles, including “Pride and Prejudice,” starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle; “Tess of the d’Urbervilles,” starring Gemma Arterton and Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne; and “Upstairs Downstairs,” starring Keeley Hawes and Ed Stoppard.
The video service will add two BBC titles each month over the coming months, including shows like “Sense and Sensibility,” “Jane Eyre” and “Bleak House.” DramaFever will make select episodes free to watch, but viewers will have to subscribe to the service’s premium tier to watch a show in its entirety.
Adding BBC titles is an interesting choice for DramaFever. The service, which was acquired by SoftBank last year, made its name for »
- Janko Roettgers
Emilia Clarke has such star presence that it’s not hard to understand why her fame has risen alongside hit HBO series Game of Thrones. But although fans may think they know all there is to know about the celebrity, there’s a few more tidbits out there. Here are ten things you didn’t know about Emilia Clarke.
1. She decided at the age of just 3 years old to become an actress.
Emilia’s father was a sound engineer for the theatre, and she regularly went along to his place of work. At the age of three she was taken to see the musical ‘Show Boat’. ““I clapped over my head because I was so mesmerised.” she told the Evening Standard.
2. She was teased for her eyebrows at school
“My mom had rules when I was growing up: Don’t do drugs, don’t have sex, and don’t touch your eyebrows. »
- Paul Heath
Early next year, zom-rom-com fans will finally be able to see the living dead roam the 19th-century English countryside in the manners/zombie mash-up, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Ahead of its big screen release in February, the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel will be teased next month in Hall H at Comic-Con.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Screen Gems will bring two end-of-the-world projects to Comic-Con's Hall H at 12:15pm on Saturday, July 11th:
"Screen Gems will premiere exclusive first look footage from Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, bringing Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston and Matt Smith to the stage along with director Burr Steers, and the book’s author Seth Grahame-Smith. Screen Gems will also be debuting the first look footage from Patient Zero, which stars Smith and Natalie Dormer. Director Stefan Ruzowitzky and screenwriter Mike Le will also take the stage. »
- Derek Anderson
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that I’m a huge Jane Austen fangirl. I make no apologies. I made my husband take me to the Jane Austen museum in Bath for my 40th birthday. I own every version of every Jane Austen movie made – retellings too. As a matter of facet, I collect adaptations in every form from the sublime (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Bridget Jones, Clueless) to the abusively bad (Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict is currently in my car’s CD player right now, but I’m powering through because I am not a quitter.) I’ve read Pride and Prejudice annually since I was 19 – and it’s not even my favorite Austen novel (that would be Persuasion, which I also read »
- Jen Ernst
After playing romantic ‘Rana’ in Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Piku’, Irrfan Khan’s next release is one of Hollywood’s biggest and most awaited films ‘Jurassic World’ playing the legendary, cool, talented and flamboyant park owner Mr. Simon Masrani. This makes us wonder which other Hollywood characters Irrfan would be incredible in , and here is a list:
Steven Spielberg’s romantic comedy ‘The Terminal’ is a heart-touching tale of Viktor Navorski who lands at an airport in the United States of America, only to find that his passport is no longer valid due to the outbreak of a civil war in Krakozhia, his homeland. The role originally played by Tom Hanks requires an actor who can showcase his expressions clearly without saying much and Irrfan is someone who can do just that. His role in ‘The Lunchbox’ as well as in ‘Piku’ has shown us his immense »
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Joe Wright (Pride and Prejudice) will soon bring us a new world of Peter Pan in Pan, but his next directorial effort will swap a pirate boat for a lifeboat. Deadline is reporting the director is in talks to helm an adaptation of Charlotte Rogan's 2013 release "The Lifeboat" for Focus Features, Working Title and Film 360. Anne Hathaway will star and produce the upcoming film. No release date is set. Rogan's novel focuses on a woman (Hathaway) who stands trial for her husband's murder. She also ends up the survivor of an ocean liner crash aboard a lifeboat. But, the boat cannot hold all of its passengers, leading to some likely rough waters ahead for those afloat. No stranger to survival tales, Castaway writer William Broyles Jr. will pen the screenplay, as well as serve as an executive producer. Wright is finishing up Pan for Warner Bros., which was moved »
- Cory Woodroof
Pan director Joe Wright is venturing out to sea again – though his vessel will be sailing through water, not air, this time around. The helmer is in talks to direct The Lifeboat, an adaptation of Charlotte Rogan’s book, with Anne Hathaway attached to the lead role.
Working Title and Focus Features are producing alongside Hathaway.
The Les Miserables Oscar winner will play a young newlywed-turned-widow standing trial for murder in 1914. As she faces down a jury that could decide whether she lives or dies, the woman recounts her struggle to survive, alongside her new husband, in the aftermath of the sinking of the Empress, a transatlantic ocean liner. Climbing aboard a lifeboat, she is momentarily saved, only to realize that the lifeboat has exceeded capacity – and that some must surrender their own lives in order to ensure the survival of the others.
William Broyles Jr., known for high-stakes survival »
- Isaac Feldberg
Writer Peter Harness is currently on a roll. After attracting praise for his work on Wallander, his Doctor Who episode Kill The Moon brought him to more mainstream attention. But it’s his current work which should propel him to the A-List of British writing talent, a place fully deserved. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, the 800+ page period fantasy novel, considered by many to be unadaptable, has debuted as a TV series on the BBC to rave reviews (not least on this site).
One of the adaptation's key strengths is the streamlined nature of the script, which still captures perfectly the world and characters created by novelist Susanna Clarke. For that, Perter Harness must earn the plaudits. Proving to be a very charming and clever guy, he took the »
Toronto, Ontario. As you've discovered if you've ever sent out a tweet containing the word "Hiddleston," the "Thor" star and British Shakespeare veteran has a legion of passionate fans. On Guillermo del Toro's upcoming Victorian haunted house drama "Crimson Peak," Hiddleston was a late arrival, stepping in for one of the few actors capable of engendering comparable levels of online hyperventilation, Benedict Cumberbatch. For Hiddleston, there was no hesitation when first his agent, then del Toro, then Jessica Chastain all called to woo him to play Sir Thomas Sharpe, a fading British aristocrat who brings his new American bride Edith (Mia Wasikowska) home to his familial estate as part of an attempt to reboot his fortunes, setting in motion initially creepy and eventually terrifying happenings. "[T]here was no possible way I was going to say no," Hiddleston laughs, sitting in a prop warehouse near the Toronto sound stages housing »
- Daniel Fienberg
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai at the Oscars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai on the Academy Awards' Red Carpet Pictured above are Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, which took place on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Two years ago, an Anglo-Indian-American co-production, Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire became not only one of the season's biggest sleeper hits, but also the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner. Dev Patel and Freida Pinto starred. Curiously, some have complained that Slumdog Millionaire was just a less interesting rehash of higher-quality Bollywood musicals and dramas that have received relatively little play outside South Asian communities around the globe. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai movies The son of Indian cinema legend Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan has been featured in nearly 50 films. Among them are: Dhoom (2004). Director: Sanjay Gadhvi. Cast: Abhishek Bachchan. Uday Chopra. John Abraham. Esha Deol. »
- D. Zhea
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