EW have scored three new images from director Burr Steers’ adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s graphic novel, Pride and Prejudice.
The images feature some of the lovely ladies we can expect to see the film, showing off their corsets, while a third image (above) shows some nice throat ripping.
The graphic novel is a spin on the Pride and Prejudice story, but the director wants to play things as straight as possible with the movie version. He told EW “The idea was that it was Pride and Prejudice set in this alternate world and then for everyone to play it straight,” says Steers. “The movie’s big wink is that there is no big wink.”
The movie is a horror-comedy spin on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The heroine, Liz Bennett (Lily James), is pressured by her family to marry into a wealthy upper-class home but chafes at the stiff social mores of Victorian England. Instead, she feels that she should help defend the countryside against the onslaught of a horrifying zombie plague.
The graphic novel was written by Seth Grahame-Smith.
Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down, Charlie St Cloud) is directing from a screenplay by David O. Russell and Steers. The cast also includes Lena Headey, Charles Dance, Matt Smith, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston and Sam Riley. Elizabeth (Lily James), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), Mary (Millie Brady), Jane (Bella Heathcote), and Kitty Bennet (Suki Waterhouse) play the Bennett Sisters.
Synopsis for the graphic novel, courtesy of Amazon:
It is known as “the strange plague,” and its unfortunate victims are referred to only as “unmentionables” or “dreadfuls.” All over England, the dead are rising again, and now even the daughters of Britain’s best families must devote their lives to mastering the deadly arts. Elizabeth Bennet is a fearsome warrior whose ability with a sword is matched only by her quick wit and even sharper tongue. But she faces her most formidable foe yet in the haughty, conceited, and somehow strangely attractive Mr. Darcy. As the two lovers meet in the ballroom and on the battlefield, they’ll soon learn that nothing—not even bands of ninjas, hordes of flesh-eating zombies, or disapproving aunts—can stop true love.