The undead never seem to stay dead, and that is once again proven in this upcoming novel adaptation. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will once again bring zombies to the big-screen in an age were we have shows like the Walking Dead. The film is directed by Burr Steers who helmed films such as 17 again and Charlie St.Cloud. This film itself has been in development for some time with various actors and names entering or leaving the project. Now, we actually have a trailer along with a number of posters and images.
Here's the plot synopsis for the film:
A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Reilly) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield.
This film has alot going for it in terms of cast and concept. The blending the genres has become a hot-topic trend in the film and television, but it hasn't always been successful. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies seems like it will mix the 19th century England landscape with the elements of a gory, zombie action-movie. When watching the trailer, it's hard to tell if the film will be more serious than funny or more funny than serious, or just some where in the middle. Some people, who still reserve the right to their opinions, feel that the zombie-genre has become tired and stale, and believe that this film won't bode well at the box-office. They couldn't be anymore wrong.
This film benefits from being based on a novel that millions have read and are familiar with, and have been begging for an adaptation for years. The cast that has been put together is stacked and filled with big enough names that numerous people will attend cinemas just to see them. Specifically, actors like Lily James, who has blown up after her turn as a disney princess, and Matt Smith, who is widely known for his brief run as the eccentric Dr.Who. This film could actually be among the sleeper-hits of 2016, despite having a February release-date, and could get an extra boost from the foreign box-office. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies should do fine if people are in the mood for a zombie action-drama, and there is a good chance that some moviegoers are, which gives the film legs to stand on.