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." read grahame-smith's comments and watch the NSFW trailer >>