Deadline tells us that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has finally found itself a director, and it’s about time. The film has been something of a revolving door for directors, with names coming in and out quite frequently. Looks like the door is about to shut though as director Craig Gillespie is entering final negotiations to direct. Gillespie will replace Mike White, the most recent director to leave. You may remember Gillespie’s name from Lars and the Real Girl, which he directed. He is also behind the upcoming Fright Night remake which stars Collin Farrell.
Having not seen anything that Gillespie has done I really can’t comment too much on this but I am certainly happy that they’ve found a director. It’s about time. The project itself looks really interesting and it will undoubtedly attract some large talent. James McAvoy, Anne Hathaway and my all time favorite, Mrs. Natalie Portman are all names that have been tossed around in relation to the project, among others. Nothing is final yet but as always, we’ll keep you posted!