Jane Austen’s famous novel ‘Pride & Prejudice’ is getting a very unique twist in the trailer for ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.’ Check out the first trailer for the movie, in which 19th century England gets taken over by the undead!
Lily James, 26, is a badass zombie killer in the new movie Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! The actress plays Elizabeth Bennett, the well-known character of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, but has a whole new task to take on beyond just surviving the high social class of 19th century England!
The beginning of the trailer seems as if we’re simply seeing a new Pride & Prejudice film, with Lily taking part in upper class social gatherings and portraying the ever-proper young British woman. “To succeed in polite society, a young woman must be many things,” she narrates.
“Kind, well-read, and accomplished. But to survive in the world as we know it, she’ll need other qualities…”
As the voice-over is completed, the music drastically changes, and the camera cuts to a terrifying-looking zombie. Throughout the rest of the trailer, Lily and her girlfriends must get their fight on to ward off the attacks, and it makes for some pretty epic-looking scenes. This film really does provide the best of both worlds — amazing costumes AND major action!
The buzzed-about movie is based off the 2009 parody novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith. Lena Headey, Matt Smith and Douglas Booth also star, while Natalie Portman, who was originally set to be in the film, serves as a producer. The film currently has a Feb. 5, 2016 release date, and this is the first trailer shown to the public so far.
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HollywoodLifers, are you excited to see Pride & Prejudice & Zombies?! What did you think of the trailer?