Sony has released a brand new trailer for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. And it’s exactly as loony as it sounds.
While the UK trailer made the film seem more of a drama interspersed with ballroom style action, this new American trailer is not only longer, but it actually seems to be selling an entirely different picture. Gone are the talks about having a stiff upper lip when faced with grim challenges (zombies). This is a violently funny comic book movie. Manners be damned.
Watch the trailer here
This time, the scale is bigger, the action more stylish and the heroines more relatable. Were it not for the title, this trailer would hardly have anything to do with Jane Austen’s beloved book. We aren’t even given any plot details aside from the fact that the zombies are in charge now. And they need to be destroyed as violently as possible.
There also seems to be a significant portion of the movie that takes place in The States, bringing to mind author Seth Grahame-Smith’s other genre mashup Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.
What the trailer does really well is make the Bennet sisters truly seem like the feminist heroines that they really are, only for a whole new generation. This is the R-rated, blood soaked, wickedly humourous take the source novel truly deserves.
Soak in that brilliant final shot and maybe read the book before this lands on February 5, 2016. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is directed by Burr Steers and stars a cast of bright up-and-comers Lily James, Ellie Bamber, Bella Heathcoate, Suki Waterhouse, Millie Brady, Matt Smith, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Sam Riley, Lena Heady, and Charles Dance.