'Pride, Prejudice and Zombies' Moves Forward with Writer David O. Russell

Panorama Media is resurrecting this adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel, which puts a zombie twist on the Jane Austen literary classic.
Pride, Prejudice and Zombies gets writer David O. Russell
Pride, Prejudice and Zombies gets writer David O. Russell
Panorama Media announced today they are joining Darko Entertainment, Handsomecharlie Films and producer Allison Shearmur in the production of Seth Grahame-Smith's worldwide best seller Pride, Prejudice and Zombies. The company will come on to produce, finance and will handle foreign sales on the film. Based on the book, the script is written by David O. Russell.

The film will be produced by Darko Entertainment's Sean McKittrick, Natalie Portman, Annette Savitch and Allison Shearmur of Allison Shearmur Productions. It will be executive produced by Darko's Edward H. Hamm Jr., Aleen Keshishian and Panorama's Marc Butan.

The team is currently out to directors, and the film will be packaged for Cannes where Panorama's international sales unit, headed by Kimberly Fox, plans to introduce the title. CAA, which brokered the deal on behalf of the filmmakers, represents the film's domestic distribution rights.

Published by Quirk Books, Pride, Prejudice and Zombies has sold over 1.5 million copies in the US, and has been translated into over two dozen languages.

David O. Russell most recently wrote and directed Silver Linings Playbook, which was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. His other credits include The Fighter, I Heart Huckabees, Three Kings, and Flirting with Disaster. His next film, the Untitled David O. Russell Project, stars Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Louis C.K., and Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence.

Pride, Prejudice and Zombies is in development and stars Natalie Portman. The film is directed by David O. Russell.



Sources: Panorama Media

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Comments (7)

  1. thedude-abides

    Maybe if O. Russell were directing...

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  2. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @narrator In my opinion, I'd rather she didn't, and stay as name only in the credits. Wouldn't want her risking having another "Your Highness"

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  3. Metalsfury

    VICTORIAN BLOOD- Hummm... Well, is it me or have studios been taking quite a fascination of Zombies as of late. Heck, even people that use to say "Zombie Movies Are Stupid" are expressing interest more these days. Ah the success of The Walking Dead... George Romero's Earlier work has come a long way.. But then you got Warm Bodies... What's next, a Disney movie about a zombie prince?

    1 year agoby @metalheadfuryFlag

  4. the Narrator

    I haven't heard as great things about the book as I thought I would, but I'm interested in this project, especially with O. Russell on board. Natalie Portman's producing? Damn it, she should just star in the thing.

    1 year agoby @narratorFlag

  5. justatadmatt

    O. Russell wrote a script in 2011. Is he doing a rewrite of his own adaptation or are they just using his name to boost interest after the Oscars?

    1 year agoby @justatadmattFlag