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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies… the Movie

December 11, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Natalie Portman is taking on zombies – and Jane Austen.

Portman is set to star in and produce a film based on the best-selling book, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," reports Variety.com.

The mash-up book by Seth Grahame-Smith revisits Jane Austen’s classic novel "Pride and Prejudice," adding flesh-eating zombies and taking other significant liberties with the plot. The book was published in April 2009 by Quirk Books, a company known for taking public domain novels and blending them with fanboy favorites and pop-culture elements, like zombies, ninjas and sea monsters.

Personally, I only gave this book a rank of 6 out of 10 stars… mainly because the author put together an OK tale, but failed to change the tempo of some of the scenes as he should have.  Seth wanted to make the book more exciting, but some of it stayed much blander than he probably meant it to.  In truth, I would have liked the book better if he had not tried to make it more exciting.  If the Bennet family were left as the same people (rather than depicting them as a group of seasoned zombie hunters) who were merely dealing with defending their home from the “stricken”, then it would have received a much higher rating with me.  Regardless, this will be a film I’ll be looking forward to… even if just for the absurdity of it.

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