A brand new trailer for the long-gestating zom-rom “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” has been released, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, promising plenty of bloodshed for the Bennet sisters. Directed by Burr Steers, who strangely enough took over the reins from David O. Russell, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is adapted from Seth Grahame-Smith’s smash hit novel of the same name, which displaces the resurgent zombie phenomenon in Jane Austen’s England.
The trailer sees Lily James in the star role as a weapon-wielding Elizabeth Bennet, who declares, “I shall never relinquish my sword for a ring.” Melding murder and massacre, the film sees our heroine proceed with her courtship with Mr. Darcy, but in the context of a black plague that has the streets of 19th century England filled with the walking dead.
Packed to the brim with gory moments that stand out against the familiar period piece backdrop, the gruesome trailer has us rooting for the Bennet sisters. Joining in on the carnage are Matt Smith, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, and “Game of Thrones” alumni Lena Headey and Charles Dance.
“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” will be released in theaters on February 5. Catch a glimpse of the grisly romance in the trailer below.