Last month, we reported how Quirk Books screened its book trailer for “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” in theaters around the country. Now, the whole book will play in theaters–as a feature film starring and produced by Star Wars‘ Natalie Portman. Coincidence?
CNN delivered the adaptation news is a single sentence: “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.”
The publishing world’s reaction to this little book has been mixed, but nobody can deny it has been a banner year for the Little Zombie Book That Could. The news finishes a magical run: the title went from GalleyCat feature to bestselling book to publishing trend. Link via Powell’s.