Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It’s a silly little title that most people can’t even say without smirking. The first teaser trailer for this adaptation of another Seth Grahame-Smith’s mashup historical parody novels, certainly seemed to realize this silliness with a very tongue-in-cheek tone that looked like a whole heap of fun. Certainly a lot more fun than Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the first of Grahame-Smith’s novels to make it to the big screen, which had an equally ludicrous concept but for some reason decided to play it all self-serious much to its detriment.
Except that seriousness has once again reared its boorish head in the latest trailer for PPZ which goes all gloomy and grim which seems almost like it should be impossible with Charles Dance delivering killer lines and ladies in ball gowns sheathing knives to their thighs, but that’s apparently what happened. Hopefully this is just a misstep in the trailer and not a reflection on the final product.
Check it out below.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES is a fresh twist on Jane Austen’s widely celebrated novel. A mysterious plague has fallen upon 19th century England, the land is overrun with the undead and feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry. Casting aside personal and social prejudices, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy must unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to rid the country of the zombie menace and discover their true love for one another..
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies stars Lily James, Matt Smith, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston, Lena Headey and Charles Dance. It is out internationally in February 2016.
Last Updated: October 23, 2015