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Jane Austen + Zombies = Action Movie?

Book and movie deals see strange reworkings of 19th-century classics


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies might sound like a bad example of fan fiction, but it is the title of a new book slated for publication based loosely on the Jane Austen classic. In separate reports, a movie deal is imminent. This follows on last week’s announcement that Elton John’s Rocket Pictures is developing a movie called Pride and Predator, an Austen interpretation with aliens who have a penchant for human blood. Both projects aim to make Austen more accessible to boys, who tend to be less enamored with the novels than girls. Needless to say, some fans are none too pleased.

New York Times

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