What happens when Jane Austen’s classic ‘Price and Prejudice’ meets the walking dead?  You get a very warped idea called ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,’ a new film currently in pre-production.  According to Deadline, Lionsgate has announced Craig Gillespie as the director of this…very strange endeavor.  Gillespie was the front runner in February so it’s no surprise he’s secured the job.

Mike Fleming reports that “in the past Gillespie has directed the critically acclaimed art house film ‘Lars and the Real Girl,’ and most recently directed the ‘Fright Night’ remake that stars Colin Farrell.”

“We are so excited to have Craig Gillespie on board this film,” said Alli Shearmur, Lionsgate president of Motion Picture Production. “His sensibility spans from genre-bending horror to elegant character-driven comedy, which is perfect for this movie.”

‘Pride and Prejudice’ meets zombies??  Many people have an earnest love for everything zombie, but I think this is pushing it a little too far.  Stay tuned for more updates on this up-and-coming movie – we’ll share them as they become available.