The stars of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies took to the West End yesterday, to premiere the film.
The movie is based on the 2009 book of the same name, it sees the classic Jane Austen story get a fresh a twist, Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is now a kick-ass Zombie Slayer.
Former Time lord, Matt Smith (Mr. Collins) spoke about his reaction when he was approached for the project:
“You kinda go, Pride and prejudice and what? Say what? But then I read it and saw it was a really good adaptation and the cast inovled were really strong. So, yeah. It was a right old laugh”.
Lilly James added:
“I thought this sounds awful, you can’t put zombies into Jane Austen, then I read it and I was totally into it. Making the film was so much fun”
Charles Dance, who plays Mr Bennet, said he doesn’t think Austen fans will be offended by the adaptaion.
“I don’t think that even the most ardent admires of Jane Austen, would be offended by it. It’s done with great affection, and [it’s] very entertaining and we had an awful lot of fun making it and I hope everyone who watches it, has as much fun as we did.”
Pride and Prejudice and zombies will be released in UK cinemas across the UK & Ireland on Thursday 11th February 2016.