Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, the movie based on the Seth Grahame-Smith novel that mixes the original Jane Austen story with a zombie apocalypse, finally has a release date, according to Deadline. The romantic thriller will hit theaters on February 19, 2016.
Back in 2014, it was announced that Lena Headey and Charles Dance were attached to the project, with Lily James set to star as Elizabeth Bennet and Sam Riley as Mr. Darcy. Hella Heathcote and Jack Huston also star as Elizabeth’s sister and Mr. Collins. After years of false starts, production on the unholy mixed-genre abomination began in September 2014, with Charlie St. Cloud’s Burr Steers directing from the screenplay he wrote with David O. Russell. This shambling, undead corpse of a film has been in the works for so long, however, that even a release date isn’t quite enough to convince us it’s really happening. We’ll believe it when we see Elizabeth Bennet goring a zombie with a shovel.