No Zombies Yet, How About Pride and Predator Instead!

February 17, 2009

Predator and Prejudice

Just last week we wrote about a book by Seth Grahame-Smith that is hitting shelves later this year called "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" that's gaining some momentum in Hollywood. This whole concept came about because the text from Jane Austen's classic "Pride and Prejudice" went out of copyright and is now free range, meaning anyone can take it and mash it up into whatever they dream up. The latest creation is a concept called Pride and Predator, written by Will Clark, Andrew Kemble, and John Pape, about an alien that crash lands and begins to butcher the characters from "Pride and Prejudice". Awesome or not?

Here's where things get a bit weird. Elton John's production company Rocket Pictures recently acquired the rights to Pride and Predator and is looking to put it into production in London later this year. William Felix Clark, aka Will Clark, will be making his feature debut with this after directing an award-winning short titled The Amazing Trousers in 2007. "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." You know what, I think this sounds like it could be pretty frickin' cool!

Note: I don't think the title is eluding to the actual Predator alien from the Predator movie (as seen above), because that would just be a bit crazy. But who knows? That's all the information we have about this so far and it sounds like Pride and Predator is the first of the recent "Pride and Prejudice" mash ups that we'll see hit the big screen (before even "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"). Is this something you'll see?

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  • Daniel
    Haha, I wonder how they even came up with these ideas XD I'll see this for the lulz.
  • Film Adventurer Paul
    Is it just me or is the Predator seem to be the go to guy when anyone wants to take some type of source material and turn it totally on its head? Batman vs. Predator is already a stretch. But could you imagine Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy following in Arnold and Danny Glover's footsteps and taking on the alien badass, Predator? Sounds ridiculous. Count me in.
  • Justin
    How about we take a cool concept and continue to butcher it. Oh wait, that's Hollywood in bad!!!
  • Fox
    That's the most horrible idea for a movie i've hear in a while. And how about... Apocalypse Predator, based on Heart of Darkness! More or less the same story in Apocalypse Now, but with a Predator in Vietnam War. Now, make a movie of this and send me the check! 😉 Apocalypse Predator > Predator and Pride
    Holy mother, I would support this movie to my dying breath!!
  • While this would make a cool YouTube fake, I don't think as a movie it will be that great. While by no means am I a Jane Austen fan, but don't you think she is rolling in her grave right now?
  • Cinemassiv
    More stupid and derivative shlockness
  • bozoconnors
    Oh! Though appealing, I fear the Bennett's won't stand much of a fighting chance against shoulder mounted plasma cannons.
    Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD, but a Predator-period piece would be awesome!
  • Back in September 2006, those Photoshop whackjobs over at Worth1000 had a Mate A Movie contest and artist, the PEPSIguy, came up with a wildly popular PRIDE & PREDATOR poster. The Telegraph posted the top 12 Mate A Movie winners (it's an ongoing contest) in 2008 and thePEPSIguy had a different version. Art imitates art imitating inanity.
  • bassbin
    'get to the horse and cart' NOW! too many good one liners for this shocker of a movie...count me in
  • zach
    I think this would be good only if it had predator like from the horror flicks lol
  • Fisherr
    Seems like an interesting idea.
  • Ajax
    I never liked P&P, but this is crazy ridiculous. But, I think I'll see it anyway. However, I think zombies would be cooler.
  • 2Much PRIDE 2Much PREJUDICE: Tokyo Drift. I'm looking for investors.
  • Un-AWSOME.
  • ThatGuy
    Pride and Percy Pringle: The Undertaker Story
  • bozoconnors
    lmao @ 15
  • Dan W
    How could they call it pride and predator and not have THE predator in it???
  • I think wacky mashups CAN work (take Shaun of the Dead). I'm not saying this or the zombie book will be any good, but I'm at least intrigued. This is at least a helluva lot more interesting than another Dukes of Hazard remake would be. But if it's not the actual Predator, I'll feel a little jipped.




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