First Photo: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”

It has gone through years of development and numerous false starts, but the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Jane Austen-inspired satirical novel “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is finally in production.

EW (via /Film) have posted a first look promo photo of the new look Bennet sisters in the film which Burr Steers is directing. From left to right there’s Ellie Bamber as Lydia, Bella Heathcote as Jane, Lily James as our heroine Elizabeth, Millie Brady as Mary, and Suki Waterhouse as Kitty.

The magazine also has some additional details about the film. When Steers came onboard the project he reportedly re-wrote some of the script to “add more realism, beef up the male roles, and reinsert all the Pride and Prejudice beats.” The Bennet’s are still fussing over their marriage prospects, but at the same time are undergoing martial arts training to fight off the zombie plague that has been ravaging the countryside for seven decades.

Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Lena Headey and Charles Dance also star in the film which opens July 1st next year.