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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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oostarbubblesoo oostarbubblesoo 7 years
so i doubt anyone will go back to this but i just found more info. so not only is there an alien version, and zombies, but also time travel. http://bitchmagazine.org/post/pride-and-prejudice-finally-gets-the-time-travel-zombie-apocalypse-and-sci-fi-movie-adaptations
Isista Isista 7 years
I'm both intrigued and terrified. On one hand, this could be hilarious if done properly. If not done properly, this could make me hate Jane Austin, I think. :)
Nitachequita Nitachequita 7 years
What the F@#$? Is this from the same people who are making the pilot "Bitches" that Buzz told us about? Seriously, what the heck are these people smoking?!?!?!
Desert Desert 7 years
*stunned*
Miss-Shapes Miss-Shapes 7 years
This sounds like something out of Doctor Who.....
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
My poor Jane Austen! She's one of the best writers of all time, I hate to see her work turn to this
sourcherry sourcherry 7 years
Well, it could be brilliant or it could be a disaster. Most likely the second.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
Really not sure about how to react.
verily verily 7 years
Actually, this sounds like the kind of movie that I would find really funny, but I do have a strange sense of humor.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
This. Is. Awesome.
Entertainment Entertainment 7 years
oostar — Well, there is this... But the alien movie appears to be a separate thing.
oostarbubblesoo oostarbubblesoo 7 years
i heard about this, but i heard it was zombies
bleached bleached 7 years
Gee whiz... what will they think of next?
ohkate ohkate 7 years
wow. ...just. wow.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 7 years
I just read about this. I have no idea what to think.
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