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Movie News: Jane Austen + Aliens (No, Seriously)

It's called Pride and Predator (no, seriously!)
I'm reminded of the line in He's Just Not That Into You — included in most of the previews on TV and in the trailer — when Jennifer Aniston's character is talking to Ben Affleck's character about marriage and Affleck says, "This. . . feels like a trick." That is precisely my reaction to this movie news: "Will Clark is set to direct Pride and Predator, which veers from the traditional period costume drama when an alien crash lands and begins to butcher the mannered protags, who suddenly have more than marriage and inheritance to worry about."

Brought to you by: Elton John
Elton John will supervise the music for the film and will serve as executive producer through his production company Rocket Pictures. His producing partner David Furnish is stoked about the project: "It felt like a fresh and funny way to blow apart the done-to-death Jane Austen genre by literally dropping this alien into the middle of a costume drama, where he stalks and slashes to horrific effect."

Dude flick?
Variety claims that this will be "the first Jane Austen adaptation to which men will drag their girlfriends." Huh. I will be curious to find out if that happens.


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