#1 Presenting Jane Austen's Pride And... Predator? Wait, What?!?02-18-2009, 02:47 PMhttp://www.variety.com/article/VR111...&cs=1&nid=2564
Rocket launches 'Predator'
Clark to direct aliens vs. Jane Austen pic
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Elton John's Rocket Pictures hopes to make the first Jane Austen adaptation to which men will drag their girlfriends.
Will Clark is set to direct "Pride and Predator," which veers from the traditional period costume drama when an alien crash lands and begins to butcher the mannered protags, who suddenly have more than marriage and inheritance to worry about.
Shooting will begin in London later this year. John exec produces, and his Rocket partners Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish are producing.
Clark, who directed award-winning short "The Amazing Trousers," wrote the script with Andrew Kemble and John Pape.
"It felt like a fresh and funny way to blow apart the done-to-death Jane Austen genre by literally dropping this alien into the middle of a costume drama, where he stalks and slashes to horrific effect," Furnish said.
Personally I think they need to remake more old classics with Zombies.
"Please Sir, can I have more... BRAINNNNNNNNNsssssssss."
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02-18-2009, 03:22 PM
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I think I can get my whole book club to go to this."Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
02-18-2009, 04:10 PM
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Finally a Jane Austen adaptation I think I'll enjoy.“I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”
God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
St. Augustine of Hippo
02-18-2009, 04:13 PM
I have avoided costume dramas until now, finally there's an adaptation of a Jane Austen novel that's worth my while watching.
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