It seems like Lost in Austen was just recently filmed and aired. Wait, it was! And it's still being shown in parts of the world.
So guess what the studio powers of be have decided? To film a theatrical version of this VERY recent ITV special. "A movie version is now being developed for Sony Pictures, the Hollywood studio behind James Bond movie Quantum of Solace and the forthcoming Angels and Demons, by the TV show's original UK independent producer Mammoth Screen."
Sam Mendes, the light-hearted director of this year's top fluffy comedy, Revolutionary road, will be one of the producers of this time travel parody of Pride and Prejudice. Ah, the power of Jane Austen's name in today's entertainment market! Too bad she's not available to cash in on her own fame.
Tell us what you think. Is it too soon to film a new adaptation of Lost in Austen, or was the recent 2008 film not good enough to stand the test of 12 months time?