Lily Collins

Just over three years ago, it was reported that Seth Grahame-Smith’s mash-up novel Pride & Prejudice & Zombies was going to receive the film adaptation treatment.  And, as Cinema Blend notes, three years, several directors (David O. Russell, Craig Gillespie, and Mike White) and leading ladies (Natalie Portman, Blake Lively, and Emma Stone) later, there is still no film adaptation in site.  But that might change after today, in which yet another actress and director have become attached to the project.

Lily Collins is now attached to be the lead in the film.  The young has previously starred in films like Mirror Mirror and Abduction, and is set to star in this summer’s stunningly awful-looking young adult novel adaptation The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.  Set to direct is Burr Steers.  Steers previously wrote and directed Igby Goes Down; he also wrote the Kate Hudson vehicle How To Lose a Man in 10 Days, as well as the Zac Efron films 17 Again and Charlie St. Cloud… so, erm, yeah.  There’s that.

Originally, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was set up through Lionsgate; Cinema Blend now reports it will be backed by Panorama, and will be likely sold at Cannes.

In case you didn’t guess by the title, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the characters of the classic novel facing off against—you guessed it—zombies.

What do you think of the PPZ news?

Source: Cinema Blend