'Pride and Predator' is Exactly the Combination You're Imagining

February 17, 2009

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Sometimes one movie in which Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice is retold with the addition of a deadly, geek-popular threat isn't enough. So Elton John is making another one:

Elton John's Rocket Pictures hopes to make the first Jane Austen adaptation to which men will drag their girlfriends.

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.

Clark, who directed award-winning short "The Amazing Trousers," wrote the script with Andrew Kemble and John Pape.

"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," [producer] Furnish said.

Pride-and-Prejudice-with-Zombies/Aliens has just easily overtaken fertility-themed comedy as the genre I was least likely to believe as a real genre until seeing multiple examples of it. It's probably going to take the invention of a talking-animal-elected-president genre to knock this one down from the top spot.

Rocket launches 'Predator' [Variety]

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