Alert Janeite Brittany wrote to tell us that Pride and Predators is the latest bit of Jane Austen backlash that the hipsters are perpetrating against Jane.
Will Clark is set to direct Pride and Predator, which veers from the traditional period costume drama when an alien crash lands and begins to butcher the mannered protagonists, who suddenly have more than marriage and inheritance to worry about.
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“It felt like a fresh and funny way to blow apart the done-to-death Jane Austen genre by literally dropping this alien into the middle of a costume drama, where he stalks and slashes to horrific effect,” Furnish said.
The article says it is to “start shooting this year” but we’ve heard that before, so we’re not holding our breath or anything.
Elton John is executive producer. Oh, Rocket Man. We’re deeply disappointed. Don’t you have something nice and sparkly to spend your money on instead of this?
ETA: Upon further cogitation, we begin to think this might be a hoax. Seriously, Elton John executive producing?