Horror Literature: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to the Big Screen..Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters to be released soon…

Well I did say I would pay to see the film, and they have gone ahead and taken us up on it!!! Also coming soon a sequel..Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Well, the Australian Herald Sun newspaper now reports that Hollywood is sniffing around, like a walking dead man after brains, to turn the satirical book into a movie.

SciFiWire:

Did you love Pride and Prejudice and Zombies—the hit mashup novel of Regency manners and bloody mayhem, soon to be a major motion picture? Then you’ll love the follow-up, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters;

Here’s how publisher Quirk Books describes the new book, due on Sept. 15:

From Quirk Books—publisher of the New York Times best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies—comes a new tale of romance, heartbreak and tentacled mayhem! Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, swashbuckling pirates and other seaworthy creatures. …With Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, Quirk Classics has also developed a new Austen-to-monster ratio. Instead of featuring 85 percent of Austen’s work and 15 percent new text, as in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters features 60 percent Austen and 40 percent additional monster chaos! Most importantly, this new Quirk Classic stays true to Austen’s original novel …

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July 15, 2009. Tags: , , . Entertainment, Fiction, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi. Comments off.

What would a marriage between George Romero and Jane Austen produce? ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

Well, a really new spin on a much redone classic. I mean every other meme has been done on P & P after all…The review is sadly a pan, but hey still a great gag gift, I would pay to see the film :0)

pridezombies-thumb-300x425-15965SciFiWire Book Review:

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Quirk Books, $12.95), (MiM here-  available on Amazon for $7.12), credited to Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith, presents the plot and much of the text from from the classic novel, with the addition of ambulatory rotting corpses in search of living people to devour. The alteration leaves the original surprisingly intact, altering some of the referents and dialogue and adding violent encounters to present a landscape under siege from the living dead.

…Elizabeth, the toughest and fairest of them all, can be followed both taking an intense dislike to Mr. Darcy and tossing a lit flame into a gathering of oil-soaked zombies, while muttering dialogue that serves as hybrid between Romero-movie one-liners and feminine sass. “Let them burn,” she snarls. “Let them have a taste of eternity.”…

April 8, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

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