Is a Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie coming to get you, Barbara?

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Patrick Lee
Dec 14, 2012

Remember Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the book that answers the question: Why didn't Jane Austen ever include the undead in her books?

Well, the Australian Herald Sun newspaper now reports that Hollywood is sniffing around, like a walking dead man after brains, to turn the satirical book into a movie.

The book, which will be published by Quirk Books in April, comes from Los Angeles-based TV comedy writer Seth Grahame-Smith, who has been able to update Austen's original tale because it is out of copyright. Grahame-Smith said about 85 per cent of his novel is Austen's original text.

Can you imagine? Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy with a shotgun blasting zombie heads? Keira Knightley's Elizabeth with her face rotted off? Oh, the possibilities.