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Old March 12 2009, 04:43 AM   #1
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Anyone else looking forward to this?

'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' author talks about his literary monster mash-up
I've always said the problem with Jane Austen's novels is that there simply aren't enough zombies. But -- finally! -- that situation has been resolved. On April 1, Quirk Books will publish Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an updated, and much buzzed-about, version of Austen's classic novel, which injects her tale of mannered aristocratic Brits with great gory gobbets of undead mayhem.
Source: here.

Apparently, Hollywood studios are already fighting for the rights: see here.

I especially like the author notes:

Jane Austen is the author of Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and other masterpieces of English literature.

Seth Grahame-Smith is the author of How to Survive a Horror Movie and The Big Book of Porn. He lives in Los Angeles.
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Old March 12 2009, 04:51 AM   #2
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

And Sir Elton's Pride and Predator! I love it.
I think I've seen almost every version of Austen's story, this may bump to be my favourite.
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Old March 12 2009, 04:52 AM   #3
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

I can't tell you how many times I've been watching some shitty movie with my wife and thinking... "What this movie needs is a group of rampaging zombies."


I'm in.
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Old March 12 2009, 05:01 AM   #4
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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I can't tell you how many times I've been watching some shitty movie with my wife and thinking... "What this movie needs is a group of rampaging zombies."
"Love means never having to say JESUS CHRIST LOOK OUT!"

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Old March 12 2009, 05:09 AM   #5
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I can't tell you how many times I've been watching some shitty movie with my wife and thinking... "What this movie needs is a group of rampaging zombies."

I'm in.
that rocks. Anything with Zombies added in makes it 100 times more interesting.

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Old March 12 2009, 05:24 AM   #6
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That's almost as good a title as Zombie Strippers.
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Old March 12 2009, 05:53 AM   #7
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

One of my professors told me about this after I gave him a copy of World War Z. I'm in. I actually like Zombie books better than movies.
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Old March 12 2009, 05:56 AM   #8
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

I am really looking forward to this book. If they could get Colin Firth to play the zombie-slaying version of Mr. Darcy in the inevitable movie adaptation, even better.
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Old March 12 2009, 06:25 AM   #9
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

I told a professor, an Austen fan, about this a month or two back. Even if the book sucks, it'll be worth the purchase just as a thank-you for being able to watch the look of abject horror spreading across her face.

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Old March 12 2009, 12:49 PM   #10
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- Can't wait for the inevitable DVD, so that I can insist it be added to my wife's collection of the other filmed versions of Ms' Austen's works
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Old March 12 2009, 12:51 PM   #11
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One of my professors told me about this after I gave him a copy of World War Z. I'm in. I actually like Zombie books better than movies.
Have you read the Books of the Dead? I think you'd enjoy those.

It seems professors are divided in their response to this work.
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Old March 12 2009, 01:11 PM   #12
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"Occupied in observing Mr. Bingley's feeding on her sister, Elizabeth was far from suspecting that she was herself becoming an object of some interest in the eyes of his friend. Mr. Darcy had at first scarcely allowed her to look like anything other than a piece of meat; he had looked at her without admiration through vacant eyes at the ball; and when they next met, he looked at her only to say 'BRAAAAIIIIINNNS!!!'"

I read about this on AiCN a while back. I can't wait to read this, and to see the eventual film adaptation. Sounds hilarious.
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Old March 12 2009, 06:51 PM   #13
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

This could be even better than my favorite adaptation of great English lit --- the Semaphore Version of Wuthering Heights from Monty Python's Flying Circus! [begins after some Gilliam animated insanity]

And here's the text.
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Old March 12 2009, 10:41 PM   #14
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Anyone else looking forward to this?

'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' author talks about his literary monster mash-up
I've always said the problem with Jane Austen's novels is that there simply aren't enough zombies. But -- finally! -- that situation has been resolved. On April 1, Quirk Books will publish Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an updated, and much buzzed-about, version of Austen's classic novel, which injects her tale of mannered aristocratic Brits with great gory gobbets of undead mayhem.
Source: here.

Apparently, Hollywood studios are already fighting for the rights: see here.

I especially like the author notes:

Jane Austen is the author of Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and other masterpieces of English literature.

Seth Grahame-Smith is the author of How to Survive a Horror Movie and The Big Book of Porn. He lives in Los Angeles.
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Old March 12 2009, 11:17 PM   #15
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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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One of my professors told me about this after I gave him a copy of World War Z. I'm in. I actually like Zombie books better than movies.
Then you'll love Image comics, THE WALKING DEAD. Trust me! it's not only a MASTERFUL zombie comic, it's a MASTERFUL comic PERIOD.
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I can't tell you how many times I've been watching some shitty movie with my wife and thinking... "What this movie needs is a group of rampaging zombies."
I'm in.
I have told myself that ''MORE'' then I would like to admit!
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And Sir Elton's Pride and Predator! I love it.
I think I've seen almost every version of Austen's story, this may bump to be my favourite.
^Pride and Predator! HA-HA-That's PRICELESS!
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