Craig Gillespie Set For “Prejudice & Zombies”

After a virtual game of musical chairs, it looks like a director has finally been settled on for the the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” for Lionsgate reports Deadline.

This adaptation of Grahame-Smith’s offbeat novel mixes Jane Austen’s 1813 classic “Pride and Prejudice,” with zombies and is set in an alternate version of 19th-century England.

Craig Gillespie, the helmer behind “Lars And the Real Girl” and the upcoming “Fright Night” remake, was first linked back in February to the project which, by that point, had the likes of David O. Russell and Mike White previously attached.

However Grahame-Smith himself along with David Katzenberg emerged as potential contenders to co-direct the feature a few weeks ago. Now however, Lionsgate has apparently told the other contenders they’re making the offer to Gillespie with negotiations set to begin soon.

Should things progress as expected, shooting would kick off sometime before the end of the year.