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First ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ TV Spot Ushers in the Apocalypse


The Apocalypse has arrived, and it’s all Jane Austen’s fault.

While the celebrated author didn’t actually cause the zombie apocalypse, the first television spot for Sony Pictures’ adaptation of the mash-up horror novel by Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith shows there’s plenty of trouble — and zombies — when high society means horror. Set in a zombie-ravaged 19th Century England, all of the novel’s familiar characters are here, with Lily James as Elizabeth Bennet and Sam Riley as Mr. Darcy, they just don’t quite resemble the versions you probably remember from your English lit class.

Directed by Burr Steers, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” also stars Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Charles Dance and Lena Headey. The film opens Feb. 5 in the United States and Feb. 12 in the United Kingdom.


  • Larry Tate

    The point of Zombie saturation has now been reached. Please something new already.

  • Andrew Buckle

    I would imagine the 18th c. Britain would be better at coping with Zombies than 2016 UK. I mean, we would have to have counselling sessions and the NHS would have a few issues coping with all those bites and the normal person in the street would have problem accessing the kind of hardware that seems to be readily available to Z Nation and the Walking Dead (other than a cricket bat from the Shaun of the Dead or perhaps paint spray). I agree, we have reached Zombie Saturation.

  • Carl

    I’m sorry, but why is this story being covered on a site called Comic Book Resources? This movie “spins off” from a 19th century novel and a genre not native to comics.