‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’ Going With A Living Director Named Gillespie

Monday, April 18 by

The movie version of the successful-for-some-reason novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies needs a director who can handle the subtle balance between social satire and undead hordes. I personally think they should have gone with an undead director for this – Zombie Sidney Lumet, for instance, would be just the kind of deft and unfussy visual stylist a project like this needs. But no, the producers have confirmed that they’re going with living (and previously attached to the project) director Craig Gillespie, continuing the trend of anti-zombie discrimination in Hollywood. Here’s a quote from Lionsgate president of Motion Picture Production Ali Shearmur on the Gillespie, whose previous credits include Lars and the Real Girl and the upcoming remake of Fright Night:

“We are so excited to have Craig Gillespie on board this film,” said Alli Shearmur, Lionsgate president of Motion Picture Production. “His sensibility spans from genre-bending horror to elegant character-driven comedy, which is perfect for this movie.”

Sure, completely ignore the fact that yet another non-zombie director is being trusted to make a movie about zombies. Just shameful.

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  1. April 18, 2011 12:07 pm


    i’d see a movie by zombie alfred hitchcock

  2. April 18, 2011 12:07 pm


    I for one think they should just film ethiopians, they are very similar to zombies with their mannerisms

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