'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies': Who should direct?
Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has already inspired a wave of horror-lit mash-ups. Now, the book finds itself at the center of a Hollywood-sized tornado. Since David O. Russell decided to drop out of the proposed film adaptation, a laundry list of well-regarded directors have been rumored as potential contenders to replace him. Now TheWrap has thrown some more names into the mix, reporting that Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In), Mike White (writer of School of Rock and 6th-place-finisher on The Amazing Race) and the team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) are all angling for the job. But probably the most mind-boggling name is Jonathan Demme, the journeyman director of Silence of the Lambs and Rachel Getting Married.
Add in the fact that Deadline reported directors Mike Newell, David Slade, and Neil Marshall, and it’s hard to find a director who hasn’t been rumored for the job. But PopWatchers, who do we really want to make this movie? Keep in mind that, given the nature of the material, any of these directors could really take the project in a different direction. (A Neil Marshall P&P&Z would almost certainly be bloodier than one directed by the makers of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.) After the jump, let us know which of these contenders you’d like to win out…and heck, throw some more names in the comments, while you’re at it. Christopher Nolan? Sofia Coppola? Clint Eastwood? Why not?