Director Craig Gillespie Boarding 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'
He's already directed several episodes of Showtime's "United States of Tara" along with the spectacular indie Lars and the Real Girl, but it's the recent work of director Craig Gillespie on the remake of 1985 tongue-in-cheek horror flick Fright Night that has him lined up for another high profile horror title. Vulture reports Gillespie is currently in talks to helm the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's period romance remix Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which takes Jane Austen's classic novel and throws some walking dead into the mix. Though we haven't yet seen a single frame of footage from Fright Night yet, it feels like a great fit.
Writer/director Mike White was on board to helm the adaptation, but due to scheduling conflicts he ended up exiting the project last month. Before that David O. Russell was on board before he too ended up leaving the project. Considering the level of humor and horror in this adaptation, a director like Gillespie, fresh off his Fright Night gig, is probably the best option. His brand of humor seen in Lars and the Real Girl was spot on. As for his horror style, we'll have a better idea when the DreamWorks remake hits theaters in August, but for now, I'm content with the choice. Hopefully he sticks with it, and the project finally gets off the ground. What do you think?