We've been hearing rumors about a film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's hilarious Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but recently it's seemed the project has been deader than, well, the zombies it features. The great thing about being compared to zombies, however, is that zombies rise from the dead - which, according to Variety, may be exactly what is happening to this project now! Reportedly, Charlie St. Cloud director Burr Steers is on board to direct the film, with Mirror, Mirror star Lily Collins in negotiations to star as Jane Austen's legendary lead character, Elizabeth Bennet.

If you're not familiar with Grahame-Smith's book, the novel is basically Austen's classic, Pride and Prejudice, rewritten to feature zombies. Though it's still set in 19th century England, instead of talking about social classes, the characters talk about weapons of choice and kill zombies - it's great. The project is currently working off former director David O. Russell's script (he quit the project in 2010, back when Natalie Portman was set to star in the lead role), and its unknown if any alterations will be made to it.

Hope Collins is good with a musket!

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[via Variety]