Check out: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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File this firmly, firmly in the “I wish I had thought of this” file. Mash it down there with your boot.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life!

Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead.

Complete with 20 illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock (the original illustrator of Pride and Prejudice), this insanely funny expanded edition will introduce Jane Austen’s classic novel to new legions of fans.

It’s suddenly very hard for me to restrain from issuing my own version of Great Expectations with the addition of time-traveling robots.

BONUS: Alert Marksman @sandentotten shares this blurb about the film Pride and Predator, apparently also in the works (and produced by Elton John to boot):

Will Clark is set to direct “Pride and Predator,” which veers from the traditional period costume drama when an alien crash lands and begins to butcher the mannered protags, who suddenly have more than marriage and inheritance to worry about. [...]

“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,” Furnish said.

Paging Bernie


  • http://www.ericmonster.com/ Eric Millikin

    Also: “Pride and Prometheus” the Nebula-nominated mash-up of the worlds of Jane Austen and Mary Shelley.

    http://www.sfsite.com/fsf/fiction/jk01.htm

  • http://www.kennychronicles.com Garrett Williams

    Perfect post for Friday the 13th. Wait, this was posted on Thursday the 12th! Either way, ZOMBIIIIES!!!

  • http://michaelhoughton.co.uk/ Michael Houghton

    Or, going back to the ’40s, the marvellous Tourneur/Lewton film, I Walked With A Zombie, which was essentially built from the title outwards, and based partly on Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.

    Very much a pre-Romero notion of Zombiedom though.

  • http://neil.rustedmetal.com Neil Fusillo

    The description of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies had me in hysterics here in the office. People thought I was mad. Mind you, they ALWAYS think I’m mad, so I’m not entirely sure if any revelations developed.

  • Tony

    Damnit, there goes my ideas for a zombie period-piece film! I had the perfect catchphrase too: “Let them eat brains!”

  • Rubrick

    Doesn’t Great Expectations have enough time-travelling robots already?

  • Will Hickox

    “Doesn’t Great Expectations have enough time-travelling robots already?”

    Don’t be ridiculous! You’re thinking of “Wuthering Heights.”