Every year for the last few years, it looked like a feature film version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies would be going into production and then something would cause a delay. Not only were there problems trying to cast a high-profile female lead, but three directors left the project: Craig Gillespie, Mike White, and David O. Russell.
With zombies being more popular than ever, this project refuses to die, and Panorama Media just announced that they’ve come on board to help get this movie made:
“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 AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES has sold over 1.5 million copies in the US, and has been translated into over two dozen languages.”