Sony has released a new US trailer for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and who would have thought that zombies and Jane Austen could ever work so well together? The first UK trailer demonstrated that the film had the potential to satisfy both Austen and zombie fans alike, with a serious period drama approach to the material, which just so happens to include the undead. The new trailer gives an even better sense of that approach, offering an alternate history spin on the black plague with swordplay, courtships, and a whole lot of girl power.
Directed by Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down) and based on Seth Grahame-Smith‘s parody of the classic novel, the story follows the educated, well-mannered, and downright badass Bennet sisters, Elizabeth (Lily James), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), Mary (Millie Brady), Jane (Bella Heathcote), and Kitty (Suki Waterhouse) as they navigate the societal pressures of 19th century England amidst the undead roaming the countryside. Watch the new Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trailer below. The film also stars Matt Smith, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Sam Riley, Lena Heady, and Charles Dance, and is currently scheduled for a February 5, 2016 release, though the trailer only teases, “Coming Soon.”
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Here’s the official synopsis for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies:
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES is a fresh twist on Jane Austen’s widely celebrated novel. A mysterious plague has fallen upon 19th century England, the land is overrun with the undead and feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry. Casting aside personal and social prejudices, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy must unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to rid the country of the zombie menace and discover their true love for one another..
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