New ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ Trailer Slashes Jane Austen’s Tale

It’s Jane Austen meets George A. Romero in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an upcoming action-horror film that puts a twist on the classic “novel of manners”.

When a mysterious plague hits 19th century England and leads to the rise of the undead, Elizabeth (Lily James) and Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) take up arms and decide to rid the country of the zombie menace…while discovering their love for each other, of course.

We’re digging the overall idea, but the trailer provides a look at what appears to be nothing more than your run-of-the-mill zombie action flick – one simply set in the 19th century. The PG-13 U.S. rating doesn’t bode too well for some gory goodness either. Still, hopefully we’re way off and this turns out to be absolutely ace.

Directed by Burr Steers, whose previous films include Igby Goes Down, 17 Again and Charlie St.Cloud.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, also starring Ellie Bamber, Millie Brady, Bella Heathcote, Suki Waterhouse, Matt Smith, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Lena Heady, and Charles Dance, will open in the U.S. on February 5, 2016.

Synopsis for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies:

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES is a fresh twist on Jane Austen’s widely celebrated novel. A mysterious plague has fallen upon 19th century England, the land is overrun with the undead and feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry. Casting aside personal and social prejudices, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy must unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to rid the country of the zombie menace and discover their true love for one another..

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