When Jane Austen came up with the idea for her literary classic Pride & Prejudice, it seems unlikely that she would have thought about throwing zombies into the mix, way back in 1813. Thankfully, author Seth Grahame-Smith did, tweaking this beloved story and turning it into Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. While we wait for the movie adaptation to hit theaters on February 5, 2016, IMP Awards has debuted eight new character posters, which come just a few weeks after the first trailer arrived.
These one-sheets feature Jack Huston as Mr. Wickham, Lena Headey as Lady Catherine De Bourgh, Douglas Booth as Mr. Bingley, Sam Riley as Mr. Darcy, Suki Waterhouse as Kitty Bennet, Matt Smith as Mr. Collins and Lily James as Elizabeth Bennet. If you're familiar with Jane Austen's original novel, these characters will all seem like old friends, but they certainly don't carry swords and firearms in the book, like they do in this zombie drama. We'll have to wait and see if Jane Austen purists form some sort of protest over this adaptation.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a fresh twist on Jane Austen's widely celebrated novel. A mysterious plague has fallen upon 19th century England, the land is overrun with the undead and feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry. Casting aside personal and social prejudices, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy must unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to rid the country of the zombie menace and discover their true love for one another.
The supporting cast is rounded out by Emma Greenwell, Charles Dance, Hermione Corfield, Sally Phillips and Aisling Loftus. Burr Steers (Charlie St. Cloud) directs from his own adapted screenplay, based on the 2009 novel Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen. Seth Grahame-Smith currently has a number of high-profile projects in development, such as Beetlejuice 2, The Flash and The LEGO Batman Movie.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will hit theaters on February 5, 2016, which will go up against Lionsgate's The Choice and Universal's Hail, Caesar!. What do you think about taking these iconic literary characters and putting them up against zombies in this new adaptation? Chime in with your thoughts after feasting your eyes on these posters for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.