I love the Australian magazine Frankie. Gorgeous drawings, hilarious articles and anecdotes and pages of funky accessories that I’m not hipster enough to buy but alternative enough to enjoy staring at. It’s on beautiful paper (I get weird looks when I say that, but it’s completely true and any other bibliophile will understand) and satisfies my print magazine craving in a way that only a few magazines can.
Imagine my surprise today when, in Issue 64, I flicked open to a gorgeous picture of Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet (based on the BBC Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle drama), both reading and facing in different directions. Love love love it.
The sequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and the last in the trio. By Steve Hockensmith.
I received this advance review copy from Quirk Books two days ago. It comes out soon for everyone else to rock up to the shops and buy. And I really do suggest you do, as this was my absolute favourite of the three with plot twists, romances, intrigues, ninjas and, um, brains every second of the way. I predict big things for this book (especially considering the other two were NYTimes best sellers) and have been pretty excited for it!
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the (hopefully) soon to be started Lionsgate flick, has undergone a turbulent year of different directors, rumours and actors in-and-out. So, I bring you another potential director Craig Gillespie known mostly for some episodes of that series The United States of Tara (which I disliked) and Oscar-nominated Lars and the Real Girl. He’s also doing the 1985 Fright Night remake that should be hitting the screens in August.
But why has it been so difficult for this venture to find a director? Particularly when it has a high cult following, and is almost guaranteed to make some big numbers at the Box Office? Is it, as frequently suggested, scheduling problems?
(Trailer: Lars and the Real Girl)
Are you zombied to death yet? Because March of this year we can look forward to the release of the third instalment in the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies series. “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After” with a reportedly zombied-up Mr. Darcy on the front cover. Although, to be honest, I’m not 100 per cent sure what I’m looking at below.
It’s already available for pre-order and I am sorely tempted. RRPing at (US)$12.95 according to Amazon, it sounds like a bargain (particularly if Hockensmith can keep up the effort from Dawn of the Dreadfuls). The title is a nice little wordplay, and manages to give nothing away about the story itself (will it really be dreadfully? Somehow I think not.) which is refreshing.
School of Rock writer Mike White has apparently been offered the job by Lionsgate to direct Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (I’m waiting on confirmation, but web sources are fairly sure). I won’t deny that School Of Rock was an epic movie that I have watched many times (there’s a trailer below if you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing it before). But this choice has now solidified the film into the ridiculous as far as I am concerned- particularly when considering that Mike White even had a romp around the Zombieland film set.
It’s looking grim for the Quirks Classic potential movie Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. But why? It was set to be a masterpiece- with Austen-style beauty and the undead combined. Or something. David O Russell, the planned director, bailed on the production. As did Natalie Portman (set to be producing and acting as Elizabeth Bennet). But… there might be some good news…
I’ve been fairly paranoid that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies isn’t going to make the big screen. Mainly because everyone has been so hush-hush about it, and there has been barely a whisper of news about it for quite a few months if I’m estimating correctly. However, Natalie Portman our potential Lizzy (and by God is she beautiful), has told MTV at a comicon event that filming will most likely begin next year. Continue reading
A lot of commenting has been going on about the latest zombie/Pride and Prejudice application from Freeverse. I posted in my last discussion about the new app that it kept stuffing up around Chapter ten (and that it had happened to other people as well).
Shortly after posting up the review, I received an email from Freeverse’s Senior Producer Justin D’Onofrio asking me a few questions about my phone (have I jailbreaked it- I wish!- etc) and saying that they believe the problem is “related to the amount of free memory on the device” Continue reading
I’ve just completed the iPhone game Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the game version of the Quirkbooks book, made by Freeverse. It’s a mere AU$3.99 for a pretty cool 2D game, and kept me playing (with my brother!) for the last two hours until we managed to complete it, unlock everything and have a brief chat about what was good/bad et cetera. He is a big gamer, and I am a big Regency fan. I found that this combined both worlds really nicely in a “sidescrolling action beat ’em up” (App Store description).
Doing the usual Google and stumbled across the fact that a few people have played the PPZ game (see my previous post about the iPhone app if you haven’t already). Don’t rush to your iPad yet though… Continue reading