2.24.2009

...and then the monsters come.

There is going to be a movie called Pride and Predator.

No. Really. That is the actual name of an actual movie, and there is nothing misleading about the title. The central concept is "an alien invasion ensues in the middle of a Jane Austen novel."

The script had actually been kicking around Hollywood for some time. It gained traction due to success of pulped dead tree format Austen mashup Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which is a reverse-engineering of the actual text. Austen is credited as "cowriter."

I, for one, welcome our new genre-subverting overlords.

5 comments:

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  2. I will leave it up to you to give a full review of this film. I think I might have to pass on it.

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  3. No. No more Jane Austen films no matter how subverted or perverted

    I like TV so much more than movies lately except for Slumdog. Think The International was so bad I couldn't remember the name for days. If there were screenwriters--wow--money for nothing

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  4. BEST. DATE. MOVIE. EVER.

    Just when you start to loose it, aliens come down and kill everyone!

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  5. The link to the Guardian article is misformatted.

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