Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Nerd Fun + Life Imitates Satire: "Pride and Predator" the Movie

Oh, yes, gentle reader! According to Variety (in a link given to me by -- who else -- the Cinema-Mad Sibling), a studio has committed to making movie combining Jane Austen and hellish monster aliens from outer space.

Guess what they're calling this flick. "Pride and Predator." No, really! Here's a blurb:

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.

Shooting will begin in London later this year. John exec produces, and his Rocket partners Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish are producing.

. . . "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.

Weren't we just laughing about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies not too long ago?

PS: If you want some Austen fun but with no zombies or monsters, try Pride and Prejudice and Facebook.

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