New Pride and Prejudice and Zombies still of Lily James as Elizabeth Bennet; film set for a U.S. theater release date of February 2016
The movie is currently in post-production and wrapped up filming around November 2014 (if I have to go by this Lily James Instagram PPZ slate image as the last time she posted about filming the movie) with Screen Gems acquired the distribution rights for its U.S. theatrical release. Sony Pictures Worldwide will distribute the movie in Latin America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Iceland; the feature is also being shopped around to other international territories. Since then, there hasn't been any news about this movie, until just recently with a new still of Lily's Elizabeth Bennet (above) and Sony's Screen Gems has scheduled PPZ for a February 19, 2016 theatrical release date, according to Deadline and as listed at Box Office Mojo. It's interesting that they slated this movie for a 2016 release and not this year as they had previously planned. They could've milked Lily Jame's current Cinderella movie's success to market and promote this film for a later late summer or early Fall (as in Halloween) 2015. Why wait for another year? That seems like a long time (even though it's early next year). Hmm...(but then again, I'm glad it's not released this year as 2015 is 10th year anniversary of P&P 2005 movie and 20th anniversary of P&P 1995 TV miniseries)...
As previously posted here, the first image from the upcoming Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (which started filming last September 24th, 2014) was released last October 2014 via EW, and the photo was of the Bennet sisters: Elizabeth (Lily James), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), Mary (Millie Brady), Jane (Bella Heathcote), and Kitty (Suki Waterhouse).
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies also starring Sam Riley as Mr. Darcy, Jack Huston as Mr. Wickham, Douglas Booth as Mr. Bingley, Matt Smith as Mr. Collins, Emma Greenwell as Caroline Bingley, Sally Phillips as Mrs. Bennet, Aisling Loftus as Charlotte Lucas, Morfydd Clark as Georgiana, Charles Dance, and Lena Headey. With Oscar winner Natalie Portman co-producing this film.Based on the bestselling novel, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES begins filming last September 2014 under director Burr Steers and starring Lily James, Sam Riley and Bella Heathcoate. The screenplay adaptation is written by five-time Academy Award-nominee David O. Russell (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, AMERICAN HUSTLE), Marti Noxon, executive producer and writer of the cult hit television series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and director Burr Steers.A publishing phenomenon, the novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES parodies Jane Austen's original classic by adding "unmentionables," or zombies, to such beloved characters as Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. The book was an instant success, selling more than 1.5 million copies, appearing on the New York Times Bestseller List for more than 41 weeks, and spawning not just prequel and sequel novels but an entire industry of horror parodies.