Natalie Portman to slay zombies, flirt with Mr. Darcy

Natalie Portman2The lurcher hit of the year, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies hit everyone who reads books with surprise and delight at how seamless the insertion of a zombie apocalypse was with the 19th century romantic novel by Jane Austen.

Now comes word that Natalie Portman liked it so much that her production house handsomecharlie and Darko Films with Lionsgate as the financier and distributor have won the bidding war over the rights to the film adaptation for which she will star as Miss Elizabeth Bennett. At Variety, producing partner Annette Savitch had this to say:

Natalie and I are longtime passionate fans of Jane Austen’s books and this a fresh, fun and thought-provoking way to approach her work…. The idea of zombies running rampant in 19th century England may sound odd, but it lends a modern sense of urgency to a well known love story.

I totally love Portman, mostly because she’s got a wicked sense of humor that hits you from out of nowhere. And… it’s never a bad time when I get to link to and watch this again.

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Posted on December 11, 2009 at 06:58 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
In: News

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  1. Written by LiamK
    on December 11, 2009 at 08:32
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    It upsets me how hot that video is.

  2. Written by arkonbey
    on December 14, 2009 at 08:27
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    Ok. I grew up with NotLD as my favorite film. Return of the Living Dead was fun, as was Zombieland. Shaun of the Dead was fantastic (especially showing how a living dead plague would spread), but, I'm tried of the living dead. Can we stop now? Please? At least for a decade or so?

  3. Written by arkonbey
    on December 14, 2009 at 13:27
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    Ok. I grew up with NotLD as my favorite film. Return of the Living Dead was fun, as was Zombieland. Shaun of the Dead was fantastic (especially showing how a living dead plague would spread), but, I'm tried of the living dead. Can we stop now? Please? At least for a decade or so?

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