No Zombies Yet, How About Pride and Predator Instead!
by Alex Billington
February 17, 2009
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?