Lionsgate UK has revealed the first highly-anticipated Pride and Prejudice and Zombies international trailer, which you can view below!
Comingsoon.net reports that the movie is written and directed by Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down), Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is based on the book by Seth Grahame-Smith and stars Lily James (Cinderella), Sam Riley (Control), Jack Huston (American Hustle), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), Douglas Booth (Jupiter Ascending), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) and Lena Headey (300).
A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Reilly) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield.
Steers told EW in July that they didn’t go for laughs in adapting the material.
“The idea was that it was Pride and Prejudice set in this alternate world and then for everyone to play it straight. The movie’s big wink is that there is no big wink. It’s definitely not camp.”
Lily James says that the Bennet girls will see some real action in the film. “Rather than knitting and crocheting, they’re polishing muskets,” she says, adding that Elizabeth is “the most badass zombie slayer there is.”
Screen Gems will open Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in U.S. theaters on February 19, 2016.
So what do you think of this film? Is this an atrocity to the Jane Austen classic, or is this something you MUST see? Leave us a comment below!!!