December 14, 2009

News The LMC Can Use

Natalie Portman to star in a movie version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies:

If all of the film adaptations of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" have left your brain numb, this one may really kill you ... in a good way.

Natalie Portman has signed on to produce and star in the movie version of the best-selling book "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," written by Seth Grahame-Smith and, uh, Jane Austen.

This expanded version of the Austen classic adds a twist on the well-known love story when the outbreak of a deadly virus begins to turn townsfolk into killers. Elizabeth Bennet struggles to balance her blossoming love for Mr. Darcy with her obligation to kick some zombie butt.

And who better to bring the right combination of elegance, wit, and edginess to the role of Elizabeth Bennet than Portman? She certainly has the chops to convince us to embrace this version of Elizabeth -- a woman who at long last will have a proper outlet for her sense of purpose.

Sure, zombies may seem like a peculiar addition to the original text, but there is something about the outbreak of the undead in 19th-century England that somehow makes the story more accessible.

Have to admit that I am mighty conflicted about this. On the one hand, there's the desecration of literature. On the other, well, there's Natalie Portman's abs.

What's a Llama to do?

I think that the LMC will agree with me that in the name of fairness, further research of the matter is needed. We'll go see the movie then pass judgment on it.

UPDATE: I forgot to ask - Since when is Natalie Portman considered to be a particularly conspicuous example of "elegance and wit"? From all I've seen, she's got the wit of a box of rocks and the elegance of one of those android house servants from Woody Allen's Sleeper.

But those abs, now.....

Posted by Robert at December 14, 2009 05:00 PM | TrackBack

Unless they seriously update the time period in which this takes place, there is little chance of your seeing Natalie Portman's abs - too much costume in the way.

Your assessment of her personality seems right on, though.

Posted by: Diane at December 14, 2009 05:54 PM
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