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Wednesday, April 20

My Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Conspiracy Theory Continues

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Gentle Reader, I have caught the Oliver Stone bug of seeing a conspiracy wherever I look. Take Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, for instance. I wrote a paranoid post about this film, thinking that it will probably never be made, for all the published reports about changes in actors and directors reeked of publicity and promo. The latest news is that Craig Gillespie will direct this film and that he is "close to signing on the dotted line." Well, this article seems to confirms that he will direct Pride and Prejudice and zombies.

The announcement totally kills my conspiracy theory. I have mentioned that the publicists are quite careful in promoting the pre-publicity of this film, and have included using such qualifiers such as “possible”, “rumored”, “battling for”, “may tackle”, “under consideration”. "Close to signing" is another gem in this PR lexicon.
Craig Gillespie, director?
So, will Craig actually direct this film? Or is this another way of keeping the franchise of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in the public eye? Does the following statement from MovieWeb contain qualifiers? I would say yes - at least two. "It isn't clear', and "seems they are ramping up."
"It isn't clear when production will begin on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, although with a director finally locked in, it seems they are ramping up to start filming soon."

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