Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a 2016 British-American action horrorcomedy film based on Seth Grahame-Smith‘s 2009 novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which parodies the 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. The film is directed by Burr Steers, who wrote the adapted screenplay, and stars Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Charles Dance, and Lena Headey.
The film was released by Screen Gems on February 5, 2016 in the United States, and by Lionsgate on February 11 in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The film grossed just $16 million worldwide against a budget of $28 million, making it a box office bomb.
In 19th century England, the Bennet sisters—Elizabeth (Lily James), Jane (Bella Heathcote), Kitty (Suki Waterhouse), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), and Mary (Millie Brady England has been overrun with Zombies after a Virus which apparently came from the States infects a large portions of the population. There is a Terrible War with many lifes lost. England decides to Build a Wall Around London after which a deep Moat is dug around the City .Then as even further protection digs a Huge Canal which because of continuing Zombie problem all Bridges but one ” Hingham Bridge ” have been Destroyed . After a decade or so things calm somewhat and the Wealthy Landowners return to their now ” Heavily Fortified Estates thinking they are safe across the Bridge which takes them from ” The In-Between ” which is what the area between London and the area across the bridge is called and is still overrun with Zombies.
The Rich are Trained in martial arts in Japan while the Poor but Wise in China which is in keeping with the original concept of Austen’s Book ” dealing with Society and Class as well as Womens Roles in 19th Century England. All the Bennet Sisters —have all been trained in the art of weaponry and martial arts in China at their father’s behest so they can defend themselves from the zombies. Mrs. Bennet (Sally Phillips) however, only wants her daughters married off to wealthy suitors.
There is a Dance at which we first are introduced to Bingley his Sister they are accompanied by Mr. Darcy . Bingley is immediately smitten with Jane much to her Mothers delight since Bingley gets ” 5,000 pounds per year a Vast Fortune. Bingley asks Jane for the first two Dances and Falls for Her. After a Break in the Dancing goes to his Friend Mr. Darcy and asks him to pick a partner and join in the festivities but Darcy claims ” You are Dancing with the only Pretty Girl Here ” at which point Mr. Bingley points out Elizabeth and States that she is very pretty also Darcy replies ” Merely Tolerable and not enough to tempt me or apparently any other Man here ” since Darcy notices she’s sitting alone. Elizabeth overhears and runs outside her feeling hurt. ne
Elizabeth is venting outside when a Mrs. Featherstone from a nearby Estate comes and complains about Darcy also . Darcy had been to the Featherstone Estate earlier because he had heard someone had been bitten and someone had been Darcy killed the Zombie and before leaving asks if the Gentleman may have had the opportunity to have bitten someone Mrs. Featherstones lies and says it would not have been possible even though the Man was there with his Niece . Darcy leaves at which point Mrs. Featherstons Daughter goes to check on the Niece and is Killed she had been bitten and was a Zombie . Elisabeth turns around and realizes Mrs. Featherstone is an ” Undead ” The Woman says she had something to ” Tell Her ” but before it can be spoken Darcy kills her. At this point the Dance is overrun with Zombies with people fleeing the Dance but the Bennet Sisters Go back inside and use their ” Training and Skills ” to take care of the sistuation. Darcy watches Elizabeth in ” Warrior Form ” and admires Her skill and now see’s Her beauty . He has basically fallen in Love with her.
The Bingleys invite Jane for Tea Mrs. Bennet insists she goe on Horseback even though it is going to rain which is Mrs. Bennets plan so Jane will have to stay the night. Jane comes into contact with a Zombie on the way and is thrown by her horse she fires her weapon and it misfires causing Burns on her hand then comes in contact with the Zombies Wife and a Zombie Baby at which Jane is Clearly Shaken up by. She is confined to the Bingley Estate till she recovers which She does but all the time she is there Darcy is on the Look out for her turning much to Elizabeth dismay. After Jane gets well Mrs. Bennet get’s Mr. Bingley to promise to have a ” Grand Ball ” to celebrate Janes Recovery , Bingley tells her to just inform him of the Date.
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