Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trailer: Manners maketh the zombie

  • ANI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Oct 10, 2015 16:17 IST
The Bennet sister battle the undead. (Lionsgate)

The first trailer of comedy-thriller mashup Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has been unleashed by Lionsgate.

The movie is described as an expanded version of Jane Austen’s classic tale, probably because it includes zombies in a Victorian-era love story, reported Ace Showbiz.

The trailer opens with some common elements literary drama usually consists: classic piano instrument, royal ball and 19th-century dresses and buildings.

Watch the trailer here

It also gives a look at a woman trying to survive in polite society. “To succeed in polite society, a young woman must be many things. Kind, well-read and accomplished. But to survive in the world as we know it, she’ll need other qualities,” a woman says in voiceover.

The situation drastically changes when a female zombie emerges. Lily James’ character and four other fellow duchesses find themselves thrust on an action-packed situation only to become zombie slayers.

The film is based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel, which reimagined Austen’s classic Victorian story to involve the undead.

The movie also stars Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Suki Waterhouse and Lena Headey. It is set for a release in the US on February 5, 2016.

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