According to Variety, Natalie Portman will be tackling the role of Elizabeth Bennet in the screen adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. What is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? It is literally the tale of Pride and Prejudice with Zombies in it. That might sound strange but it surprisingly works. I haven’t quite finished reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies just yet but I can tell you that it is quite hilarious because the story of Pride and Prejudice is there and the whole Zombie aspect makes an interesting reprise on the novel. According to IMDB.com, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is expected to be released in 2011.
Also expected in 2011 is Lost in Austen. Lost in Austen is a spin on Pride and Prejudice where a woman enters an alternate world where the characters from Pride and Prejudice are not fictional but real people.
That’s a lot of Pride and Prejudice on the horizon. Still there are Bennets and Darcys to cast. Who would be in your dream Pride and Prejudice cast?
The month of May had some big box office hits like “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, “Star Trek”, and “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” but as May comes to a close, can the month of June live up to the summer movie hype? This June definitely has some potential box office hits too including Will Ferrell’s “Land of the Lost”, and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” with Shia LaBeouf.
Looking at the month of June as a whole, I think the box office hits will be “Land of the Lost” and “Transformers”. Another possible hit could be “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta. I think some sleeper hits may include “The Hangover” starring Bradley Cooper (“Alias”, “Weddinig Crashers”), and “Year One” starring Jack Black (“Kung Fu Panda”) and Michael Cera (“Juno”).
Some of the romantic comedies coming out in June include “My Life in Ruins” with “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” star, Nia Vardalos, and “The Proposal” starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. Family flicks include Eddie Murphy’s “Imagine That” and what looks to be a real tear jerker, “My Sister’s Keeper” starring Abigail Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) and Cameron Diaz (“There’s Something About Mary”).
My movie footnote pick would be Sam Mendes’s film “Away We Go” starring John Krasinski (“The Office”) and Maya Rudolph (“SNL”). I really admire Sam Mendes’s work, in particular “American Beauty” for which he won an Oscar for, so I just might have to check this movie out. Sam Mendes is currently attached to the “Lost in Austen” adaptation for the big screen. “Lost in Austen” is a TV mini-series about a modern day girl who somehow winds up in the world of “Pride and Prejudice”. To find out more about the “Lost in Austen” remake, read this Variety.com article.
So those are my highlights on some of the movie releases coming out in June, keep reading on in order to check out the full list of June releases. Be sure to check back when I sum up the July movie releases.
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