Having gone deathly quiet for months after a number of creative ins and outs,
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
has lurched out of the grave with news that filming will begin in September.
The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith, which introduces hordes of the shambling undead into Jane Austen’s 1813 society story.
Young stars Lily James, Sam Riley and Bella Heathcote will now be taking the leading roles, with Burr Steers directing from a script cooked up by himself and David O. Russell.
The film has endured a distinctly troubled production, with a host of big names such as Natalie Portman and Lily Collins signing on and dropping out, while a number of directors and screenwriters have also been and gone.
However, according to Deadline ’s report, the wheels are very much in motion again, with further casting imminent (Jack Huston is currently in talks) and cameras set to begin rolling next month. A triumph for perseverance! And zombies.