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Thursday, June 30

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Conspiracy Theory Continues: Now You See Her, Now You Don't

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Ah, the language of publicists. It is so precise, is it not? Designed to make you think that something which has not happened might. Let's take the case of the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the movie, which has been in the making for over 1 1/2 years, an eon in the film-making business, which swoops down on the most salable, drool worthy topic of the moment and churns out flicks to take maximum advantage of the latest craze. One might venture to say that given the nano-second of time that fads enjoy, P&P&Z has entered the Stonehenge Age. Even if the film gets made and distributed, who cares? Zombies will have had their day.

Here's the latest scoop about the non-saga of this film: Emma Stone Won't Be Starring in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I love these sentences: "It's important to note at this juncture that the story didn't say that she was confirmed to star, and it didn't say that she was negotiating a deal. Do you see where this is going yet?"

You betcha!

Note the headline: The title of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is in it. That's all that counts. Somehow the the book has managed to remain in the spotlight, wringing every morsel of publicity that it can, for two whole years. Brilliant.

Which actress will be trotted up next for the role? Curious minds want to know.

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