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silver_wolf
24-02-09, 03:44
Pride and Predator to give Jane Austen an extreme makeover

The new film from Elton John's Rocket Pictures will have the seven-foot extraterrestrial give the characters from Pride and Prejudice something more immediate to worry about than making advantageous marriages


(http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/feb/17/pride-and-predator-to-give-jane-austen-extreme-makeover?commentpage=1)



Ben Child
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 17 February 2009 10.33 GMT
Article history (http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/feb/17/pride-and-predator-to-give-jane-austen-extreme-makeover#history-byline)

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Film/Pix/pictures/2009/2/17/1234866738773/Predator-and-Pride-and-Pr-001.jpg Look out, he's behind you ... Predator and Pride and Prejudice

It might prove something of a boon to those who reach for the remote control when yet another costume drama comes on television: Elton John's Rocket Pictures is developing a new spin on Jane Austen (http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/janeausten)'s Pride and Prejudice, this time featuring a nefarious seven-foot extraterrestrial with hideous mandibles and a penchant for human blood. Yes, it's Pride and Predator.
Will Clark, best known for his award-winning gothic comedy short The Amazing Trousers, will direct the film, which is being produced by Rocket partners Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish.
"It felt like a fresh and funny way to blow apart the done-to-death Jane Austen genre by literally dropping this alien into the middle of a costume drama, where he stalks and slashes to horrific effect," Furnish told Variety (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118000187.html?categoryid=13&cs=1).
Both Pride and Prejudice and Predator have been twisted into a variety of new forms over the past two decades. Gurinder Chadha's 2004 musical Bride and Prejudice saw Austen's romance transplanted in Bollywood, while Alien vs Predator saw the monster from John McTiernan's 1987 original taking on Ridley Scott's murderous horrors.
The news does come as something of a surprise, however, as 20th Century Fox had reportedly been planning a solo reboot for its Predator franchise, following critical scorn for 2007's Aliens vs Predator Requiem.
Rocket isn't averse to adding its own spin to iconic titles: it also has the animated Shakespeare spoof Gnomeo and Juliet in the works (http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/aug/20/jamesmcavoy.eltonjohn), featuring the voice of James McAvoy as a lovelorn pixie.



I didn't even know Elton John made movies...
Anyways, I look forward to seeing Predator slash the mess out of some uppity high-class Englishmen and women.

Thorir
24-02-09, 04:30
That's the most absurd and horrible idea I have ever read. :eek:
Let's hope it's a joke.

Rivendell
24-02-09, 08:49
Surely this is a joke based on that Worth1000 picture?

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/79/241882952_330baddd0c.jpg?v=0

Jo269976
24-02-09, 09:47
I'd prefer to see Romeo vs. Jason to be honest.

Shark_Blade
24-02-09, 10:42
lol the world keeps getting stranger every minutes.

Angelx14
24-02-09, 10:59
I didn't even know Elton John made movies...
Anyways, I look forward to seeing Predator slash the mess out of some uppity high-class Englishmen and women.

:vlol:

Atlantean-Squid
24-02-09, 14:35
wait wat

Encore
24-02-09, 14:39
hahaha

I would totally watch this flick :cool:

aileenwuornos
24-02-09, 14:49
I think this could be like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
**** yes :D

madderakka
24-02-09, 15:24
I knew Aliens v. Predator was only the tip of the iceberg. God help us all. :ton:

Atlantisfreak666
24-02-09, 15:45
http://www.eddieandlid.com/cpg/albums/userpics/10062/wtf.jpg

]{eith
24-02-09, 17:05
Alien Vs Titanic
In the Atlantic, no one can hear you sink...

too soon?

Atlantisfreak666
24-02-09, 17:08
{eith;3483120']Alien Vs Titanic
In the Atlantic, no one can hear you sink...

too soon?

Now that's a movie!
:tmb:


:p

silver_wolf
24-02-09, 23:41
Surely this is a joke based on that Worth1000 picture?

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/79/241882952_330baddd0c.jpg?v=0
:vlol: no, this is real