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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies needs a new director, again - Mike White exits

Jan. 19, 2011by:

Will Elizabeth Bennet ever get a chance to hack the heads off the brain-craving undead?

Once again, the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's hit parody book PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES needs someone to wrangle the rotters, as director Mike White (THE SCHOOL OF ROCK) has departed the project just two months after coming aboard.

The filmmaker ultimately decided he couldn't work the schedule between the period horror-comedy and an upcoming HBO project, so Lionsgate is already seeking a replacement. But the studio and producer Natalie Portman shouldn't have much difficulty -- before White signed on, they were also looking at people like Mike Newell, Neil Marshall, and David Slade for the position.

Director David O. Russell (THREE KINGS, THE FIGHTER) had previously been attached and actively working on the story before he moved on to a list of other potential movies like UNCHARTED, an Ice Cube action movie and 2 GUNS.

The mashup story follows heroine Elizabeth Bennet, whose attention is divided between the pompous Mr. Darcy and her own family's war against hordes of flesh-eating shamblers.

Extra Tidbit: I hope the story translates to the screen better than Del Ray's clunky graphic novel.
Source: Deadline

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12:15AM on 01/20/2011
Definitely Neil Marshall. The man hasn't made a movie I didn't like. Yes, even Doomsday.
Definitely Neil Marshall. The man hasn't made a movie I didn't like. Yes, even Doomsday.
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10:29PM on 01/19/2011
how about David Gordon Green or Jody Hill?
how about David Gordon Green or Jody Hill?
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2:17AM on 01/20/2011

All of the below

All the names being thrown around below me would be great, but I REALLY like the idea of Jody Hill.
All the names being thrown around below me would be great, but I REALLY like the idea of Jody Hill.
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10:36PM on 01/19/2011
I both like Marshall and Slade for the movie. And I also like the idea of Green, Hill, or McKay.
I both like Marshall and Slade for the movie. And I also like the idea of Green, Hill, or McKay.
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7:54AM on 01/20/2011
Kind hope this stays in development hell. It's sort of a funny concept, but c'mon...are we trying to make zombies funny again?
Kind hope this stays in development hell. It's sort of a funny concept, but c'mon...are we trying to make zombies funny again?
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