OK, so this seems to have been in development longer than our site has existed, but Pride and Prejudice and Zombies finally seems to be shuffling its way to the big screen.

A release date has been set (February 12, 2016) and now we have the first teaser poster and trailer, which we include below.

In case you can’t work it out from the title, here’s the film’s synopsis:

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES is a fresh twist on Jane Austen’s widely celebrated novel. A mysterious plague has fallen upon 19th century England, the land is overrun with the undead and feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry. Casting aside personal and social prejudices, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy must unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to rid the country of the zombie menace and discover their true love for one another.

Directed by Burr Steers and starring the likes of Lily James, Sam Riley and Jack Huston, the trailer does look a little heavy on the ‘over-the-top fight scenes/CGI’ front, but we’ll give it a chance.

Here’s the trailer:

 

And here’s the poster:

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About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.