Horror Movie News: Seth Grahame-Smith Updates Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Scary Red Band Trailer for V/H/S Debuts
06.20.12 by Ryan
Throughout its several years of development, Lionsgate's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies hasn't had an easy time trying to make it onto the big screen. With three directors dropping out (David O. Russell, Mike White, Craig Gillespie), Grahame-Smith has had to remain patient throughout several "almost" scenarios for a potential adaptation of his best-selling mashup novel (which can also be safely credited to Jane Austen). A script originally adapted by Russell and rewritten by Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Fright Night writer Marti Noxon is in place. Back in March, Grahame-Smith said "there's still a will at Lionsgate to do it," and that he hoped a successful Snow White and the Huntsman might encourage another try.
Grahame-Smith has seen his own career blossom in Hollywood in the intervening years, writing the scripts for the recently released Dark Shadows and the upcoming adaptation of another of his mashup novels, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Yet, as Grahame-Smith admits in a recent interview with Bloody-Disgusting, the author-screenwriter admitted that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is still "languishing."
The only update is that it's languishing right now. It's frustrating, we've been close a couple of times, we just need a director. We've had a couple of great directors come in and drop off but it's frustrating in the sense that we have a great script by David O. Russell and Marti Noxon. It's ready to go with all of these great parts in it, so we really just need a director.
A horror movie that is coming to theaters, at least in limited release, is the found-footage anthology V/H/S, which finally has a new poster and red band trailer online. The collective efforts of directors Ti West (The Innkeepers, House of the Devil), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), Joe Swanberg (Silver Bullets), Adam Wingard (A Horrible Way to Die), and the directing quartet known as Radio Silence, V/H/S follows a group of criminals hired to find a rare piece of video tape in an abandoned house. As the group searches for the tape, they also find a series of increasingly disturbing videos.
The "found footage" style movie, which features ghosts, vampires, and other strange creatures, debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Reviewers called it "one of the scariest movies...in recent memory" and said it "delivers the thrills and chills." The trailer delivers as well, though we have to warn anyone that wants to watch it that it is very much NSFW.