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Buffy scribe having a stab at Zombies

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Alicia Malone is a Film Reporter, TV Host, Producer, Writer, Editor, and all around movie geek. She developed her taste for film at a young age, spending many a heady Friday night pajama-clad at the video store, picking out her 7 films for 7 days for $7. Bargain! While at school she created a Film Club, electing herself President. Eventually the School Principal asked her not to get up in assembly to talk about movies anymore.

“Buffy, the Vampire Slayer” scribe Marti Noxon has been enlisted to do a rewrite on the [will it ever get made!?] film “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, according to ItsOnTheGrid.com.

David O. Russell and Michael Bacall had previously worked on the film, a twisted take on the Jane Austen classic that’s based on the novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith.

Craig Gillespie, who worked with Noxon on the upcoming “Fright Night” remake, is directing “Pride”.

In a recent interview with MTV, Gillespie explained his interest in the “Zombies” .

“It stays very true to the classic Pride and Prejudice,” Gillespie said of Grahame-Smith’s spin on Jane Austen’s beloved classic. “And it’s set in that period, then of course there’s zombies.”

When asked what he likes most about tackling the genre-bending film, Gillespie said that the unexpected coupling of old school aristocratic English society and the fantastical nature of zombies is too fun to resist.

“That clash [of] having to do such a classic dramatic piece that has so much weight to it and people are so familiar with, and then just throw it on its head [is appealing,]” Gillespie explained. He wouldn’t comment on any progress in casting, however.

“Not yet, no,” he said of whether he had an actors or actresses in mind for the coveted roles of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy. “It’s early.”

No casting yet but Natalie Portman was the favourite back when O’Russell was onboard.

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About Alicia Malone

Alicia Malone is a Film Reporter, TV Host, Producer, Writer, Editor, and all around movie geek. She developed her taste for film at a young age, spending many a heady Friday night pajama-clad at the video store, picking out her 7 films for 7 days for $7. Bargain! While at school she created a Film Club, electing herself President. Eventually the School Principal asked her not to get up in assembly to talk about movies anymore.

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