Today in Jane Austen Film Adaptation News


And you thought the big rush of Austen adaptations was done! Silly, silly Janeite. JANE AUSTEN ADAPTATIONS ARE NEVER DONE!

We’re still hearing about Hollywood “bidding” on the film rights for P&P and Zombies, but no one seems to have bit yet. (Now do not be suspecting us of a pun, we entreat.) Popped Culture has some things to say about it.

This, of course, is a terrible idea, which is why it will most likely be made. “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains,” opens the book, a truism equally applicable to Hollywood executives.

ha ha ha ha ha ha *snort*

Just because everyome on the web is excited about an idea (this author included) doesn’t mean anyone will buy it. Snakes On A Plane anyone?

Interestingly, a Quirk Books editor cornered by Galleycat also seems to not be sure if the hype will translate to sales. We’ll know soon enough.

Zombies clearly have eaten a few brains in Hollywood this week, because a film version of Lost in Austen is being developed by Sam Mendes, who should know better. Or at least have hired a screenwriter who can put together a plot that makes sense.

Anil Kapoor, one of the stars of Slumdog Millionaire, is developing an Indian film version of Emma. We reported on this back in October, but perhaps with the international success of his latest film, it will be moving forward, or a desperate blogger is just resurrecting the idea.

And a little (very little) more about the P&P-in-Chicago TV pilot we wrote about the other day: it’s not “that” Tom Wolfe. 🙂

Thanks to several Alert Janeites who sent in links and news: Lisa, Sarah, and Rosalind.