Natalie Portman to Crunch Zombies in Jane Austen Film

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+50 in Faith for Humanity.

Mullahgrrl:
Hope it is better than Romeo and Juliet vs the living dead.

... Is that an actual film? I can't tell if that was sarcasm or not.

People saying the Star Wars prequels were enjoyable: You are crazy. That is all.

Fun fact: A sarcasm riddled post of mine pointing out just how terrible the Star Wars prequels were, over on the Black Library forums, prompted WHF author C.L. Werner to announce he is going to base a character off of me in one of his new books - he even said he might not kill him (he was quiet on the whole "torture and mutilation" angle though). This is the only nice thing I can say about the Star Wars prequels.

I heartily recommend The Professional as an example of one of the good films Portman has starred in.

Edit: Gah! How does this keep happening!? *flees from the avatar*

Sorry to be the token grinch, but...

...zombies, seriously?

Okay, for the public at large, zombies might still have a movie or two before they go into hybernation for another couple of decades, but as a gamer, I think I'm about done.

Since Twilight has also killed vampires and werewolves, may I suggest going back to creepy kids?

I think this:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075462/

Is due for a remake.

There is a point where this needs to stop, and we have clearly passed it.

Oh your God.

I want this film.

awesome. she is serious enough to pull off the role, but at the same time will make the movie hilarious

I'm not convinced this is true. There have been rumors of a TV miniseries that have been labeled false. Every site I went to is mentioning this story but not saying where the information came from. I'd like to see a link to the interview where Portman says it, the press release, the studio, the author... SOMETHING. All I can find is site after site claiming it to be true but no ultimate source.

Jane Austen would be interesting? The fabric of reality is changing!

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was a pretty funny book... the pacing wasn't perfect, but the parts that were funny were pretty damn funny. As much as I liked it though, I have to say that I never expected there to be a movie adaptation for it. I wonder how they're going to balance out the zombie/ninja fight scenes with the original plot for a movie that's probably going to be an hour and a half long =/

Christmas has come early!

This is going to be a freaking MOVIE!?

For the love of Zombie-Jesus!!

...

Well maybe this means Sense, Sensibility and, Seamonsters will also become a major motion picture *shrug*

I think I need to buy a new pair of pants.

This sounds like a horribly awesome idea. As in, it's so horrible that I stand in awe of it. If I'm gonna see it, I'll need proof in the end that it's either really good or spectacularly terrible.

It sounds crazy enough to be good, if it's good enough I'll incorporate bits of it into my zombie survival guide.

That sounds awesome..... now I must read the book.
I am sick of Zombies as much as any other man but still, Natalie Portman in Pride and Prejudice fighting zombies. Sounds like so many degrees of awesome.

i'm still not sure i'd like to read the book, i'll watch the movie tho. Natalie Portman is a pretty cool actor and she's good in a lot of things. i still like Le Professional, she's so young in that movie and it's nice to see how far she's come since then

The book was okay, but it was mainly gimmicky. It's all about propriety and social status, then some old lady gets yanked out a window and eaten, a few zombies get killed, and it's right back to nineteenth century double-entendres and dry (I mean desert-like) humor.

I'm still trying to figure out whether all the ball jokes were in the original or not.

Zombies and pride and prejudiced. A book that puts me to sleep with an overused concept that none the less keeps me awake and aware. I may fall into a state of both awake and asleep in the theater and then be mistaken for a zombie and killed. That would be awkward.

Well, I suppose it couldn't be any worse than "Revenge of the Sith."

I hope.

I do forgive her for her performance in "V For Vendetta," though.

DuplicateValue:

Trivun:
I actually like Natalie Portman a lot. I want to see Closer, she was pretty good in Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium, and am I the only person on the internet who actually liked the Star Wars prequels? Because sometimes it seems so. And I highly recommend Zach Braff's debut film as director and writer, Garden State. Portman has a major role in it and it is one of the best films I've seen in a long time.

Nope, I loved the prequel trilogy too - more than the original trilogy I'd say.
And Garden State is one of my favourite movies ever - she's amazing in it.

And let's not forget V For Vendetta. :D

I loved the prequels haha

funny how she is gonna be in this film adaption, considering how kiera knightly was in the latest p&p adaption and well...yeah I think we all see the hilarious connection being done lol

O_O I did not expect a movie to be made out of that book. But hey, if zombies got me to read Pride and Prejudice (and Zombies). Then it will definitely get me to watch it :D

Oh my, I love Natalie Portman, but she cannot do a British accent for Nuts, Exhibit A "V for Vendetta"

Point number 2, Keira Knightly looks just like Natalie Portman, is actually British and has actually played Elizabeth Bennet in an actual Pride and Prejudice movie.

HOW CAN AUDIENCES NOT GET CONFUSED?

For such a talented actress she gets cast into really bad roles.

Khell_Sennet:
...so I don't know if the awesomeness of Zombies made up for the anal discharge of Jane Austin.

OI!
NOT.
ON.
If you want to slander the mediocre Ikea Knightley film; go right ahead. You won't hear my objecting.
But say one word about the original novel or the BBC production of 1995 and so help me Firth...

Gildan Bladeborn:

Mullahgrrl:
Hope it is better than Romeo and Juliet vs the living dead.

... Is that an actual film? I can't tell if that was sarcasm or not.

It is a film, unfortunatley it fails as a zombie-movie, I am no judge of the shakesperian value of it.

Not really interested in the film, I just clicked the topic to see a nice picture of Natalie Portman, I'll be on my way now.

gonna watch this XD

Thank god!

She's a brilliant actress!

There is hope for the world yet.

DuplicateValue:

Trivun:
I actually like Natalie Portman a lot. I want to see Closer, she was pretty good in Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium, and am I the only person on the internet who actually liked the Star Wars prequels? Because sometimes it seems so. And I highly recommend Zach Braff's debut film as director and writer, Garden State. Portman has a major role in it and it is one of the best films I've seen in a long time.

Nope, I loved the prequel trilogy too - more than the original trilogy I'd say.
And Garden State is one of my favourite movies ever - she's amazing in it.

And let's not forget V For Vendetta. :D

I hated them because Darth Vader went from a mysterious villain with a horrible past to a bitchy white kid who had no real room to complain.

I watched a character I had wonderment about as a child turn into a boring teen angst cliche before my eyes.

That and the almost skull shattering plot holes that trumped just about any of the original trilogies plot holes.

But it did result in the N64 Pod Racer game which I enjoyed...so something good came of it for me.

That is unbelievably awesome. XD

I've always said that more classics need a zombie horde to liven things up.

Noelveiga:

I think this:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075462/

Is due for a remake.

Holy crap. I'm not the only one aware of this movie's existence?

Edit:

Mullahgrrl:
Hope it is better than Romeo and Juliet vs the living dead.

So what, Romeo and Juliet are fighting themselves? You know, fate and all that?

I'm waiting on World War Z, Which will totally set a new stranded for zombie movies... and put those crappy other movies (Dawn of the Dead in particular) to shame...

This still looks good though...

thebobmaster:

Noelveiga:

I think this:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075462/

Is due for a remake.

Holy crap. I'm not the only one aware of this movie's existence?

Certainly not. That movie is a classic.

I mean...

Noelveiga:

thebobmaster:

Noelveiga:

I think this:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075462/

Is due for a remake.

Holy crap. I'm not the only one aware of this movie's existence?

Certainly not. That movie is a classic.

I heard about the movie about 6 years ago, reading a book on cult horror classics. That's the last I heard of it until now.

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