I met Tammy Oler from Bitch magazine at NYCC (bonding in the Women in Comics panel, yay!) and realized I’d been lax in reading her blog at the site. So I’m making up for it now, because she’s got a post up about, well, Jane Austen and the Zombie Apocalypse.
I am a bad feminist English major and I have never actually read a Jane Austen book. I know! And somehow I think I should read the actual Pride and Prejudice before taking on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies–but I don’t wanna! I saw the movie with Keira, so that’s enough, right?
No, I know it’s not. But I promise to read the original later, I promise. For now, this just sounds like far more fun than I can handle. It hits the street on April 15, which is exactly ten days before my birthday. Coincidence? I think not.
Tammy also notes that:
the critically acclaimed British television series Lost in Austen is getting the Hollywood treatment, with none other than Sam Mendes producing.
And in even weirder news:
Finally, the latest (and strangest) news: Elton John’s Rocket Pictures is developing the film Pride and Predator, about an alien that crash lands in the world of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and starts killing everyone. I predict that this may set a new standard for bodice ripping.
Because really, what’s more fun than classic highbrow romance mingled with lowbrow genre films? Guess I’m going to have to get around to reading Austen soon. And really, some of these stories just beg and plead for comics adaptations. Dynamite, I’m lookin’ at you…