Monday, 9 February 2009

Pride and Prejudice - or not!

Apparantly Jane Austen's timeless novel, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, is being rewritten as a zombie horror book and film.

Pride and Prejudice - Zombies - Now I’ve heard everything.

A travesty of the novel will be available in April called ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’, with Hollywood film studios looking to turn the new book into a movie.
  • .Shit! Why don’t they look for something original like ‘Without Reproach’?

The book has been written Seth Grahame-Smith, who has been sanctioned to update Austen's imaginative romance because it is out of copyright.

Devotees of Jane Austen are in for a surprise, when female protagonist Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters becoming zombie assassins trained to fight like Japanese ninjas by the demanding Mr Darcy.

"It quickly became obvious that Jane (Austen) had laid down the blueprint for a zombie novel," Grahame-Smith said. "Why else in the original should a regiment arrive on Lizzie Bennet's doorstep when they should have been off fighting Napoleon? it was to protect the family from an invasion of brain-eaters, obviously."

Grahame-Smith said about 85 per cent of his novel is Austen's original text. "I hated her when I was forced to read Austen in school, but when I started re-reading I realised she was a brutal, but very funny, satirist," he said. "I can only aspire to be as mean-spirited as she could be."

All I can say is, what a load of cobblers – but he’ll probably make millions from it – why didn’t I think of it first…..

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End of post - Pride and Prejudice - or not!