Author Seth Grahame-Smith talks about the film adaptations of his best-selling books Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
In December of last year, Seth Grahame-Smith’s genre-bending first novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, was optioned by Natalie Portman with director David O. Russell (Three Kings) attached to direct.
Last month, Grahame-Smith’s second mash-up novel, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, was optioned by the powerhouse team of Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted). Grahame-Smith appeared at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo where he shared his feelings on each of the films and his progress on the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter script.
During a panel discussion, I asked Grahame-Smith what his initial reaction was when he learned that Natalie Portman wanted to produce and star in an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. To much laughter from the audience, he responded “I crapped my pants.” Grahame-Smith elaborated, saying: “It was a dream come true…
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I think these books could be fabulous movies – Buffy, in Victorian England anyone? I just hope the films do the books justice.
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