Just when I thought there was no way possible that I’d ever pick up a copy of Pride and Prejudice ever again, television writer Seth Grahame-Smith had to come up with a novel yet bitingly clever concept. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
Yes folks, that’s a real cover and a real book due out later this year. The publisher Quirk Books bills the books as “The Classic Regency Romance–Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!” As Grahame-Smith put it, Jane Austen “laid down the blueprint for a zombie novel.” The book features 85 percent text from the original Pride and Prejudice and there are some rumblings of movie studio interest. Watch out Simon Pegg/Nick Frost, perhaps we may even see an emergence of a new ZomDramCom genre.
If you are so inclined you can pre-order the book on Amazon.com.
And Cinema-Suicide has a bit of the dialog up:
“Come, Darcy,” said Mr. Bingley, “I hate to see you standing by yourself in this stupid manner. You had much better dance.”
“I certainly shall not. You know how I detest it.”
“I would not be as fastidious as you are for a kingdom! I never met with so many pleasant girls in my life as I have this evening; and several of them are uncommonly pretty.”
Before Mr. Darcy could respond, a chorus of screams filled the assembly hall, immediately joined by the shattering of window panes. Unmentionables scrambled in, their movements clumsy yet swift; their burial clothing in a range of untidiness.
Guests who had the misfortune of standing near the windows were seized and feasted on at once. Elizabeth watched Mrs. Long struggle to free herself as two female dreadfuls bit into her head, cracking her skull like a walnut, and sending a shower of dark blood spouting as high as the chandeliers.