Craig Gillespie IS Still Directing 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'
His surprisingly fun and enjoyable remake of Fright Night is in theaters everywhere right now, and after enjoying the bloody and funny vampire romp, there was good reason to be excited that director Craig Gillespie had been attached to helm the gestating adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. However, following in the footsteps of previously attached directors like David O. Russell and Mike White, Twitch is reporting that Gillespie has
now also left the project - he IS still attached (see update below). This comes after the director and Fright Night remake writer Marti Noxon worked on a new draft of the script.
Not only has the production had trouble holding onto a director, but after Russell's exit from the project, producer Natalie Portman, who was also going to star in the film, decided to stay behind the camera for this one. In addition, Emma Stone was recently offered the role but turned it down. However, there's still one scrap of good news to hear as Dominic Cooper (The Devil's Double) is still attached to play Mr. Darcy. At this point, maybe it's time to give up on the adaptation unless the source material's author Seth Grahame-Smith would step up to direct. After all, he's tried his had behind the camera with episodes of the MTV series "The Hard Times of R.J. Berger."
UPDATE: ShockTillYouDrop has confirmed from Lionsgate that Craig Gillespie has not walked away from the project and is still very much attached to direct the film. The original story is completely fictional and false, please disregard this inaccurate rumor, as Gillespie is definitely still on-board.