Director Craig Gillespie Boarding 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

February 8, 2011
Source: Vulture

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies / Gillespie

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?

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  • Anonymous
    He'll do a great job! Lars and The Real Girl was a great movie and P&P&Z would be great under his direction!
  • Chad
    I just finished the other book by this author, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and it was great.
  • Moviekidmike
    This is going to turn into a wolfman situation. Whoever does end up directing it will have very little prep time because they will rush it into production. I still don't think this is the guy who will stay
  • voodoo2
    By the time this movie actually gets made, zombies may be back in vogue.




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