Ever since Mike White left the 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' project Lionsgate have been struggling a little to find the perfect candidate to helm the drawn out adaption of the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith. There were talks about 'Black Death' director Christopher Smith possibly taking the helm at one stage and then 'Fright Night' director Craig Gillespie was on the cards. But now the Hollywood Reporter has named both Seth Grahame-Smith himself and David Katzenberg to possibly co-direct the feature together. It's a interesting team up and those familiar with the TV comedy series 'The Hard Times of RJ Berger' will know what these guys can bring to the table. It would mark Seth's debut behind the camera. So it's all a bit up in the air at the moment but interestingly enough another Seth Grahame-Smith novel to feature adaption, 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter', is coming along nicely. Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy were up for roles in the new zombie flick but we'll have to wait and see if this is still a lock.
"'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' follows the plot of Pride and Prejudice, but places the novel in an alternative universe version of Regency-era England where zombies (and indeed skunks and chipmunks) roam the English countryside. Described as the "stricken", "sorry stricken", "undead", "unmentionables", or just "zombies", the deceased ancestors of England are generally viewed by the characters as a troublesome, albeit deadly, nuisance. Their presence alters the original plot of the story in both subtle and significant ways."
Jane Austen's Novel Gets Fleshed Out