It sure seems like the film that started with such promise is dying faster than you can say “Regency-era Zombie Apocalypse.” The screen adaptation of monster mash-up novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies began over a year ago with big industry names like David O. Russell and Natalie Portman attached as director and star/executive-producer respectively. However, things quickly turned sour as both names walked out on the project due to scheduling conflicts. Although, Portman did remain as executive-producer.
With a strong script left behind, Lionsgate studios began the search for new talent to helm the endeavor. After closing a deal with director Mike White last November, it seemed like the film was back on track.
Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts have once again caused problems for Pride. It was announced yesterday that White must also leave the project due to a pre-existing commitment to HBO, leaving the film, once again, lacking a director as well as a cast.