Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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  1. Goliath

    Goliath Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Anyone else looking forward to this?

    Source: here.

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

    I especially like the author notes:

    :guffaw:
     
  2. Hoser

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    And Sir Elton's Pride and Predator! :lol: I love it.
    I think I've seen almost every version of Austen's story, this may bump to be my favourite.
     
  3. Kelso

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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.
     
  4. Goliath

    Goliath Vice Admiral Admiral

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    "Love means never having to say JESUS CHRIST LOOK OUT!"

    "Rawwwr!"

    "Oh, God! It's got me! Shoot it, Oliver! Shoot in the head!"
     
  5. Samurai8472

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

    Wuthering Skins

    Catherine Earnshaw once a detective, now slays zombies! Mr. Lockwood reads Earnshaws last moments before Heathcliff broke in and killed her
     
  6. Dream

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    That's almost as good a title as Zombie Strippers.
     
  7. TheBrew

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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.
     
  8. cardinal biggles

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    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. :lol:
     
  9. Trent Roman

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    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. :)

    Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman
     
  10. Neroon

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    :guffaw: - 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
     
  11. Goliath

    Goliath Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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. :lol:
     
  12. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored Co-Founder of ISIS Moderator

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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. :lol:
     
  13. Klaus

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    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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  14. ITL

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    Want. Want now.

    :D
     
  15. miraclefan

    miraclefan Commodore Commodore

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    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.:eek:
    I have told myself that ''MORE'' then I would like to admit!:(
    ^Pride and Predator! HA-HA-:guffaw::guffaw::guffaw:That's PRICELESS!:guffaw:
     
  16. TheBrew

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    Already ahead of ya boss. Picked up the latest issue yesterday.
     
  17. miraclefan

    miraclefan Commodore Commodore

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    GOOD MAN!/WOMAN!:techman: Oh, and this series is not ''technically'' a zombie book, it is insane as HELL!:eek::eek: Garth Enniss (of Preacher, The Boys fame) CROSSED. Trust me, unless you want a TOTAL-MIND-FRAG, For the love of GOD!, DON'T READ IT! I'm only at issue #1 (of a 9 issue series) and it IS THAT SICKKK!:eek::eek::eek: I shuld also mention that the series is COMPLEATLY SOLD OUT in my area!! and issue 4 is out next month!
     
  18. Gaith

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    Because its characters are all fictional, I don't feel the same total disgust and loathing towards this book as I do towards Abraham Lincon: Vampire Hunter, but I do view it as being similarly spectacularly juvenile and asinine, and am therefore quite pleased to note that David O. Russell (really, Three Kings director Russell? Really?) and Natalie Portman have left the film project. They apparently cite scheduling conflicts, but these are two people smart enough to know better than to sully their names with this, and maybe they've wised up to that.
     
  19. Silvercrest

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    I would accuse you of raising a zombie thread, but it was one already.
     
  20. Kestrel

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    <snicker>

    I've been semi-regularly wanting to pick this up and read it, along with Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.

    The films of any/all of these sound fun (Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter sounds like something wonderfully Who-vian, somehow), and I'm perfectly willing to believe the scheduling conflicts.

    Juvenile and asinine? Please...