Craig Gillespie is exiting Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, becoming the latest filmmaker to walk away from the Lionsgate project. The screen adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel mixes the 1813 Jane Austen classic with a legion of bloodthirsty zombies. So far, the film hasn’t had much luck with directors, or casting for that matter. Gillespie, who directed the critically acclaimed art house film Lars and the Real Girl and followed with Fright Night, came on to the film after Mike White left. White had replaced David O. Russell, who wrote the script. The split here was amicable, but had to do with things like who to cast in the film. Casting has been tough on this one, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Lionsgate doesn’t look for not only a director but a package from an agency that includes cast as well.
This movie is going nowhere fast. They can't get any actress to commit and now the directors are dropping off like flies? They might as well pull the plug on this now before they blow too much time and money on it.
Yep, I say it's time to just pull the plug on this. It was a good idea when they first tried it, but I don't know how topical it'd really be at this point. Let's just let it be.
This production can't get a break.