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Mike White No Longer Directing 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

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January 20, 2011
Source: Deadline

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies / Mike White

Last November we found out that actor, writer and director Mike White (who wrote and starred in School of Rock and directed Year of the Dog) had signed on to helm Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the gestating adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's zombie-infused telling of Jane Austen's period romance. Now the project seems to be without a director yet again though as Deadline reports White was forced to drop out of the director's chair because of a preexisting commitment at HBO (likely involving the series "Enlightened" for which he already directed the pilot). Sadly scheduling did not allow White to do both.

White commented on his departure, "I loved the project and looked forward to working with Lionsgate. Unfortunately, the timing could not be worked out. I wish them the best with the movie." Previously director David O. Russell left the project before White came along to take the job, and now Lionsgate is looking at potential directors yet again to take over the project. Along with the adaptation of The Hunger Games from director Gary Ross, the adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a top priority, so they're looking to find a replacement as soon as possible. Who do you think should direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies?

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments

1

oh ...i am sad to hear this..

Ragupathy S P on Jan 20, 2011

2

You know since he already producing it Richard Kelly could direct.

Jazz on Jan 20, 2011

3

Edgar Wright.

Anonymous on Jan 20, 2011

4

First name that popped in my head, beat me to it. Definitely Wright.

Quazzimoto on Jan 20, 2011

5

agreed.

Anonymous on Jan 20, 2011

6

Oh my god, will SOMEBODY PLEASE JUST MAKE THIS FREAKING MOVIE?! ...& bring Natalie Portman back? PLEASE?!

Shannon on Jan 20, 2011

7

Doomed project.

Goudos on Jan 20, 2011

8

Zombies are as tired as vampires at the movies...

voodoo2 on Jan 21, 2011

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