Thursday, March 5, 2009

Please! Tell Me It Isn't So!

WHOOOOOOSH! Do you hear that sound? That's the sound of Jane Austen spinning in her grave. Can't say as if I blame her.

A few weeks ago I was listening to NPR and they talked about a new version of Miss Austen's classic novel "Pride and Prejudice" that has been reworked in an effort to draw in young readers (teenagers I'm supposing). It's called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and I kid you not. It's coming out in June and it's supposed to feature Mr. Darcy and his friends fighting the undead to protect their love interests. (I'm seriously rolling my eyes as I type this!)

But now I've read something else to make poor Miss Austen spin even faster. Elton John's Rocket Pictures has plans to make Pride and Predator, a traditional costume drama that reworks this lovely novel into a horror film that has aliens butchering the cast.

Well, I don't know. I think I'm going to spend the night in bed with the REAL Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth and try to put these gross images from my mind.


Tara said...

AAHHHHH!! I will NOT, I repeat NOT, be seeing that garbage!!!

Tiffany said...

Ok...I so need to start commenting BEFORE my sister. We are way too much alike. I was totally going to write exactly what she wrote--again! So I guess I'll just say "Ditto".

Rach said...

I think those movies sound awesome!! I am TOTALLY kidding. I don't know what is wrong with Hollywood sometimes. I'll say ditto to the above comments as well.

Kristeen Teeples said...

Oh no! What's wrong with some people that they can't just read the REAL novel? Heaven forbid that they get some culture in their lives?!

No one can replace Mr. Darcy!

Anonymous said...

You've GOT to be kidding me! Someone is actually going to PAY to produce such a destined to fail film/book. No one can improve Jane Austin (well, maybe the endings; but the rest of her book, NO WAY!)