"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," the long-in-development movie based on Seth Grahame-Smith's hit mash-up novel, has found new life.
After weathering a series of stops and starts, the film is finally set to begin shooting in September, with
Lily James (
Released in 2009, Grahame-Smith's book took
The book was a monster success and spawned a slew of similar projects, including a prequel and sequel from publisher Quirk Books, but the film adaptation has proved tricky.
Co-writer Russell was previously attached to direct, as were
In a 2012 interview with The Times' Hero Complex, Grahame-Smith said that "the stops and starts have been very public."
Now the film is finally on track, but the battle is far from over. After all, in 2012, Fox attempted an adaptation of