Pride And Prejudice And Zombies gets Mike White?

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

School Of Rock actor Mike White could be about to direct his first film in three years by rescuing the troubled production of Pride And Prejudice And Zombies .

The adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s ballistic Jane Austen mash-up hit the skids earlier this year when star Natalie Portman and director David O. Russell departed thanks to scheduling conflicts.

Now, The LA Times are reporting that Lionsgate think White could be the man for the job. According to them, he is “one of the few candidates who can handle the film’s many tones”.

It’d be an obvious challenge for the guy, though, considering his sole feature directing credit, 2007’s Year Of The Dog , didn’t involve a) corsets b) period detail or c) zombies.

Still, White’s tackled the undead before (if you blinked, you’ll have missed him in Zombieland ), so he's as good a man as any for the job.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.