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02.09.09 32 Comments

Yo, dawg, you know dat muthaf-ckin Jane Austen book, Pride and Prejudice and shit?  Well imagine that shit… wit zombies.  Awwwwwwwwwww sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit……

JANE Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice is being updated as a zombie horror book and film. A parody of the English novel is due to be published in April under the name Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, with Hollywood studios already bidding to turn the new book into a blockbuster movie.

The new book has been penned by Los Angeles-based TV comedy writer Seth Grahame-Smith*, who has been able to update Austen’s original tale because it is out of copyright.

Austen fans are in for a shock, with heroine Elizabeth Bennet and her four sisters becoming zombie slayers and taught how to fight like Japanese ninjas by Mr Darcy.

“It quickly became obvious that Jane (Austen) had laid down the blueprint for a zombie novel,” The Sunday Times quoted Grahame-Smith as saying. “Why else in the original should a regiment arrive on Lizzie Bennet’s doorstep when they should have been off fighting Napoleon? It was to protect the family from an invasion of brain-eaters, obviously.”  [News.com.au – Thanks to Arik for the tip]

Okay, I admit, that actually sounds kind of awesome.  Plus, it may pave the way for some of the books I’ve written, such as Sense and Sensibility and a Tiger, and The Red Badge of Lesbians.

*who wrote two episodes of “History’s Mysteries”, according to IMDB.

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