The literary luminaries behind “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” are bringing you “Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters”, and they made a trailer to promote A BOOK!!! It seems like the literati and pbulishing folks got it through their heads that if people are going to use a moribund media like books they are going to have to awesome things up a bit. well done, Quirk Classics, well done.
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It looks like the book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was just the beginning of a totally awesome trend of combining Jane Austen and science fiction. Rumor has it a P&P&Z movie deal is in the works. And Sam Mendes is working on a movie about a modern girl who travels back to Austeny times. AND apparently Elton John’s production company will start shooting “Pride and Predator” later this year, “literally dropping this alien into the middle of a costume drama.” This is definitely an idea whose time has come.
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“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”
—opening line of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES. [Editor’s Note: Not quite as good as Sense and Sensibility and the Robot Apocalypse, but definitely worth an idle browse.]