Friday, January 22, 2010

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies the Movie starring Natalie Portman

So no I'm not joking... they are making a MOVIE version of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES starring Natalie Portman... check out the 411 on the upcoming movie here (Variety article).

It's funny because I always thought that the cover art for Zoey from Left 4 Dead (Zombie killing game) looked a lot like Natalie Portman. Here is the Gawker article.

From the Variety article:
Given Natalie Portman’s elegant demeanor, a turn in a period Jane Austen adaptation was inevitable.
Portman will star in and produce “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” a film that is based on the bestselling book written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Austen. Lionsgate will finance and distribute. Quirk Books published the tome.
Though Austen’s name is on the book, Grahame-Smith took the liberty of adding bloodthirsty flesh-eating zombies to the mix.
Portman will produce through her handsomecharlie shingle with Annette Savitch, plus Darko Films’ Richard Kelly, Sean McKittrick and Ted Hamm.
Described as an expanded version of the Austen classic, the book tells the timeless story of a woman’s quest for love and independence amid the outbreak of a deadly virus that turns the undead into vicious killers.
Portman will play feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet, who is distracted from her quest to eradicate the zombie menace by the arrival of the arrogant Mr. Darcy. Darko just released “The Box,” “World’s Greatest Dad” and “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.”

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