Mike White Drops Out Of Directing Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

Deadline is reporting that Mike White has dropped out of the directing gig for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the upcoming Lionsgate adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s literary mash-up novel.

White had previously replaced The Fighter director David O. Russell, who left the project after developing the film’s script. White’s departure is due to a preexisting commitment with HBO that conflicted with the film’s scheduled production start.

While quite frankly I’m feeling a little burnt out on the zombie genre at this point, I have to admit that a Victorian zombie project is at least novel and could provide something new and interesting. With White’s departure, Lionsgate is in a position of having to find a new director quickly in order to keep the film on its fast-tracked production start. Who do you think should tackle the project? David Slade, Mike Newell, Neil Marshall, Jonathan Demme and Matt Reeves were all previously considered for the job.

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Source: Deadline