With the soon-to-be-published novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies the subject of a movie rights bidding war in Hollywood, another Jane Austen "mash-up," Pride and Predator, is in the works. Variety reports that none other than Sir Elton John and partner David Furnish's Rocket Pictures are putting the sci-fi/period drama movie into production later this year in London. Newcomer Will Clark will direct from a script he co-wrote.
Furnish will also act as producer:
"It felt like a fresh and funny way to blow apart the done-to-death Jane Austen genre by literally dropping this alien into the middle of a costume drama, where he stalks and slashes to horrific effect."
With so much horror/sci fi attention given to Austen's novels, we're sure a Sense and Sensibility and Aliens or Persuasion of the Living Dead won't be far away. Posted 02.18.09 by Ryan