A ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ Movie Is Still Happening

By: / May 2, 2013

File this one under a win for the zombies.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the uber-popular novel by Seth Grahame Smith that put a deadly twist on the Jane Austin classic, is getting another shot at the big screen — this time, with Lily Collins (aka the actress who once dated Taylor Lautner) in the lead.

Burr Steers will spearhead the project, writes Variety, taking over from a longlist that included names like David O. Russell, Mike White and Craig Gillespie.

Natalie Portman was previously set to star but left the project — kind of like how everyone is now leaving that weird-sounding Jane Got a Gun movie.

Incidentally, it was reported on Wednesday that Portman will star opposite Michael Fassbender in a new adaptation of Macbeth.

So, it’s a win-win for everyone this morning.