'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' Loses Yet Another Director

Oct 27, 2011

All is not well for the production of the cult hit ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies‘. Craig Gillespie has walked out on the project, joining the ranks of several other filmmakers who left the film behind. What’s really going on? Will this movie ever get made?

More details after the jump:

Craig Gillespie is exiting Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, becoming the latest filmmaker to walk away from the Lionsgate project. The screen adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel mixes the 1813 Jane Austen classic with a legion of bloodthirsty zombies. So far, the film hasn’t had much luck with directors, or casting for that matter. Gillespie, who directed the critically acclaimed art house film Lars and the Real Girl and followed with Fright Night, came on to the film after Mike White left. White had replaced David O. Russell, who wrote the script. The split here was amicable, but had to do with things like who to cast in the film. Casting has been tough on this one, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Lionsgate doesn’t look for not only a director but a package from an agency that includes cast as well.

I’ve gotta admit, a gig like this might be hard to cast but at the same time, unknowns might be good enough, right? The book was a hit anyway. I think people just want to see the movie made.

Do you care who’s cast in ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies?’

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