Back in November it was announced that writer, director, and actor Mike White would helm the highly anticipated adaptation of the campy novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Unfortunately, another one has bit the dust and White is no longer attached to the project. Over at Deadline, they broke the news and revealed that the director is up and out because of a scheduling conflict.
Sources close to the project claim that White had a previous commitment at HBO and they couldn’t reschedule it, therefore he had to drop out of directing Zombies. White released an official statement saying, “I loved the project and looked forward to working with Lionsgate. Unfortunately, the timing could not be worked out. I wish them the best with the movie.”
Prior to his hiring, David O. Russell was attached but left to take on another movie. Natalie Portman was also attached to star, but dropped out as well. We’re beginning to think this movie is cursed!
The story for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will expand on the Jane Austen classic by adding a few blood thirty zombies into the mix. It’s based on the reinterpretation of author Seth Grahame-Smith, and tells the timeless story of a woman’s quest for love and independence amid the outbreak of a deadly virus that turns the undead into vicious killers.
Who do you think should direct next? Do you think the film will get made?