Based on Seth Grahame-Smith's genre mash book, which took Jane Austen's classic tale of love, manners, society and stubbornness, and injected a hefty dose of zombie action into it, the film has finally found its shuffling feet after years of development difficulties involving different directors, writers and actors and is preparing to unleash itself upon us all.
Working from his adaption of the book, director Burr Steers has heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) musing over how to balance life with the stench of death that is everywhere thanks to a huge outbreak of the sorry stricken following a vicious plague. And while she may not be on the lookout for a husband like some of her sisters and contemporaries, things change when she finds a potential match in Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley).
With Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Mr. Collins, Douglas Booth (Noah) as Mr. Bingley, Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) as Mr. Wickham, Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows) as Jane Bennett, Suki Waterhouse (Pusher) as Kitty Bennet, Ellie Bamber (The Falling) as Lydia Bennet as Charles Dance (Game Of Thrones) and Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones Diary) as Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies arrives in the UK on 12 February.
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies arrives in the UK on 12 February.