Quirk Classics Hits The Big Screen

I recently reviewed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and so I’ve been keeping tabs on the latest along with it. Apparently Quirk Classics is hitting the big screen, in a big way. We’ve all seen book trailers, even occasionally book trailers made by the publishers themselves. They have been big hits on youtube and viral marketing is always a positive thing on the internet.

But, apparently, the two minute, fifty second trailer that was made for Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters is actually going to be seen somewhere other than the internet. They are planning on screening a thirty second version of it as a preview in select movie theaters. They have it set to air before every movie in those theaters, to try and see which audience reacts best I’m guessing. Wonder how this will go with the kids movies?

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters is not the only book getting some air time, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will as well. Rumors flowed that it was being made into a six part mini-series for TV, at least according to a strange twitter feed. This was disproven on the author’s twitter feed and he further expounded on his facebook that PP&Z was always destined to be made into a full theatrical release.

The fake twitter account also had this interesting concept art as their Twitter background and avatar:

PP&Z Zombie

A full theatrical release? I’m not sure whether to be slightly intrigued or if I’m just going to be half bored/half revolted at just what they are planning on coming up with. Can you imagine the butchered costumes, mangled lines, and the travesties done to those beloved characters on the big screen? Let alone what those characters are going to do to the poor zombies.

Pentagram of Death

How much you want to bet when Darcy rides to the rescue it’s with an electric guitar riff playing in the background? The fight sequences alone are going to be half and half hilarity and horror, and not only due to the zombies! Oh, and if Colin Firth steps forward to play the part of Darcy I will simply never forgive him.

Lizzy and Darcy

In related news, apparently they are coming out with a third Quirk Classic, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls a prequel to the first novel.

In this terrifying and hilarious prequel, we witness the genesis of the zombie plague in early-nineteenth century England. We watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a naïve young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. We laugh as she begins her first clumsy training with nunchucks and katana swords and cry when her first blush with romance goes tragically awry. Written by acclaimed novelist (and Edgar Award nominee) Steve Hockensmith, Dawn of the Dreadfuls invites Austen fans to step back into Regency England, Land of the Undead!

So, what do you think of all this? Nerdy intrigue? Austen purist revulsion? Somewhere in-between? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Oh and, copy and pasted from my review, the fan made Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trailers that I found on youtube. The main one that I linked is the best by far, though the other ones have their moments too.

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