Jane Austen‘s classic novel Pride and Prejudice is one of those properties that has been adapted ad nauseam over the years, but Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is mixing up the proceedings with a (un)healthy dose of the undead. Directed by Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down) and based on Seth Grahame-Smith‘s parody novel, the film follows the high-society Bennet sisters — well educated, elegant, and absolutely deadly with a dagger — Elizabeth (Lily James), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), Mary (Millie Brady), Jane (Bella Heathcote), and Kitty (Suki Waterhouse). As in Austen’s novel, the Bennet sisters strive for love and honor while navigating the societal pressures of womanhood in upper crust 19th-century England. They also have to fight off hordes of fleshy-hungry zombies in the process.
Sony Pictures has released a pair of new clips for the film that showcase the contrasting genre influences. The first sees a showdown between Lizzie and Lena Headey‘s antagonistic Lady de Catherine de Bourgh, while the second (via BloodyDisgusting) is a morbid lesson in detecting dead flesh.
Check out the new Pride and Prejudice and Zombies clips below. The film also stars Matt Smith, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Sam Riley, and Charles Dance, and arrives in theaters February 5, 2016.
Here’s the official synopsis for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies:
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES is a fresh twist on Jane Austen’s widely celebrated novel. A mysterious plague has fallen upon 19th century England, the land is overrun with the undead and feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry. Casting aside personal and social prejudices, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy must unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to rid the country of the zombie menace and discover their true love for one another.
And for our Pride and Prejudice and Zombies set visit coverage, check out the links below:
- Lily James on Adding Daggers to Her Period Piece Expertise in ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’
- ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’: Sam Riley Reveals His Zombie Outbreak Survival Plan
- Burr Steers on the Stages of Becoming Undead in ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’
- ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’: 17 Things to Know about the Undead Spin on the Classic
- Suki Waterhouse on the Dating Scene in ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’