Feb 17 2009'Pride and Predator' is Exactly the Combination You're Imagining

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Sometimes one movie in which Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice is retold with the addition of a deadly, geek-popular threat isn't enough. So Elton John is making another one:

Elton John's Rocket Pictures hopes to make the first Jane Austen adaptation to which men will drag their girlfriends.

Will Clark is set to direct "Pride and Predator," which veers from the traditional period costume drama when an alien crash lands and begins to butcher the mannered protags, who suddenly have more than marriage and inheritance to worry about.

Clark, who directed award-winning short "The Amazing Trousers," 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," [producer] Furnish said.

Pride-and-Prejudice-with-Zombies/Aliens has just easily overtaken fertility-themed comedy as the genre I was least likely to believe as a real genre until seeing multiple examples of it. It's probably going to take the invention of a talking-animal-elected-president genre to knock this one down from the top spot.

Rocket launches 'Predator' [Variety]

Reader Comments

Wtf!? Since when is Elton John into Predator lol?

Oh and for the record that was FIRST:D

Wait seriously? I'm so watching this.

Am I on drugs? Did I really just read that? Is it April 1st? Elton John. Jane Austen. Aliens. This is going to be the greatest story ever told.

...I am seriously hoping this is real and not a joke...my life would be complete

I'm so excited for this.. not since Brotherhood of the Wolf has a combination of incompatible genres seemed so appealing to me.

I never thought I'd say this, but thank you Elton John. You saved my life tonight. Please let me know when you make this into a musical. Best. Musical. Ever.

Hahaha, hilarious picture.

Why is this happening?


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HAHAHAHAHAHA

the whole thing is so friggin crazy that it just might work.

get the newly released Pride and Prejudice and Zombies now at Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=jane+austen%2C+zombies&x=0&y=0

someone has already beat this movie to the punch

@12:Rob:

This site's already mentioned "Pride and Prejudicie and Zombies" earlier this week or last week. The post above even references it.

This is the strangest thing I’ve ever heard, and I can’t wait to see what the reader review team at EverHype (create your own account to add your own music, movie, and game reviews at www.everhype.com/?utm_source=bc) has to say about this movie. Is it going to feature the Predators from the forenamed movie?

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