This expanded version of the Austen classic adds a twist on the well-known love story when the outbreak of a deadly virus begins to turn townsfolk into killers. Elizabeth Bennet struggles to balance her blossoming love for Mr. Darcy with her obligation to kick some zombie butt.
The zombies may not even be the scariest thing about the film. There's buzz on the interwebs that David O. Russell (Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees) will direct. I'm sure these video clips will haunt Russell to the end of his days, but it bears noting that his on-set temper tantrums might be far worse than any legions of flesh-eating undead:
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Mr. Abrams said he first learned about Mr. McCann's novel, a sprawling epic about numerous lives in 1970s New York that are somehow touched by a daredevil tightrope walk between the Twin Towers, while on vacation in Ireland, Mr. McCann's native country.
"It was just a book that felt as compelling and poetic and funny and messy and heartbreaking and dizzying as any I've read," said Mr. Abrams, who grew up in New York.
"One of the most electric, profound novels I have read in years," hailed Jonathan Mahler in The New York Times Book Review. In a starred review, Booklist raved: "In McCann's wise and elegiac novel of origins and consequences, each of his finely drawn, unexpectedly connected characters balances above an abyss, evincing great courage with every step."
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Chris Bolton co-created the all-ages webcomic Smash, which will soon be published by Candlewick Press, and created the comedy series Wage Slaves. His short story "The Red Room" was published in Portland Noir from Akashic Books.
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