What would happen if a literature classic like Pride and Prejudice is brought to the big screen with lots of zombies to kill? Burr Steers’ upcoming Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is the result.
The movie based on the Quirk book by Seth Grahame-Smith that is based on Jane Austen’s classic seems to turn out quite fine, if it delivers what the trailer promises: a classic setup with original dialogue and era-fitting costumes being completely turned around when social connections have to make way for an army of zombies that has to get rid of with any means and weapons necessary.
I haven’t read the Quirk book, but I’ve made my way through the rather boring “classic” Austen. Of course it was a so-called “masterpiece” with its irony and portrayal of 19th century England. But story-wise, the pages were filled with talk, talk, talk. So I’m happy to see that after the really awesome teasers for the book series (see the Quirk YouTube channel), this weird concept comes to fruition on the big screen. And if you’re wondering why the action looks similar to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, then that’s because this movie was also based on a Grahame-Smith novel.
Literary critics and Austen movies fans will obviously rebel and gnash their teeth, but if you’re open-minded and aren’t averse to tongue-in-cheek bloodshed with some ladies who can kick more ass than the disappointing Sucker Punch to the beat of a rocking soundtrack, then save the date 5 February 2016 when the movie will open in US cinemas (a week later in the UK).
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