Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, written by Seth Grahame-Smith, with the movie on it's way to pre-production (production begins September 24th), former Doctor Who 11th Doctor, Matt Smith, is taking on the role as Mr. Collins in the feature flick. It is set to release January 15th, 2015.
The horror-comedy— based on Grahame-Smith’s zombie-infiltrated version of the Jane Austen classic and directed by Burr Steers (17 Again)— also features Douglas Booth, Sam Riley, Jack Huston and Bella Heathcote. The film has had a rocky journey to the big screen, originally to be directed by David O. Russell—who ended up co-writing the screenplay— and cycling through a slew of directors before securing Steers, who also co-wrote the screenplay. - EW Magazine
I loved Smith as the Doctor and I can't wait to see how he'll handle this big role in the movie. He certainly has a flare for humor and puts a lot forward into his character. Let's just hope the script is done correctly for this film.
I've gotten a chance to read the book and it's good! With The Deluxe Heirloom Edition, you get more than just words on paper that tell a story with a twist. You get beautifully illustrated pictures of fight scenes of the ladies doing what they are meant to do: kill zombies!
So if you get a chance, make sure to pick up a copy of this book if you adore the classic but also love ZOMBIES! You won't be sorry.