Elton John's Rocket Pictures is adapting the Jane Austen tale for the sci-fi crowd. Will Clark will direct Pride and Predator (like Pride & Prejudice, get it?), veering from the traditional period costume drama when an alien crash lands and begins to butcher the sophisticated ladies and gents.

According to Variety, Clark wrote the script with Andrew Kemble and John Pape.

"It felt like a fresh and funny way to blow apart the done-to-death Jane Austen genre by literally dropping this alien into the middle of a costume drama, where he stalks and slashes to horrific effect," David Furnish said.

John will supervise the music, as he does in each Rocket-produced film.

Production will begin in London later this year.