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#1 of 13 Adam Lenhardt

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Posted February 17 2009 - 09:24 AM

Imagine a period adaptation of Jane Austen's timeless classic Pride and Prejudice, when halfway through the alien hunter from Predator crash lands and starts going to town on the protagonist. If it weren't in Variety, I wouldn't believe it were true:

Rocket launches 'Predator'

Clark to direct aliens vs. Jane Austen pic

By [url=/index.asp?layout=bio&peopleID=1231]MICHAEL FLEMING

Elton John's Rocket Pictures hopes to make the first Jane Austen adaptation to which men will drag their girlfriends.Will Clark is set to direct "Pride and Predator," which veers from the traditional period costume drama when an alien crash lands and begins to butcher the mannered protags, who suddenly have more than marriage and inheritance to worry about.

Shooting will begin in London later this year. John exec produces, and his Rocket partners Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish are producing.

Clark, who directed award-winning short "The Amazing Trousers," wrote the script with Andrew Kemble and John Pape.

"It felt like a fresh and funny way to blow apart the done-to-death Jane Austen genre by literally dropping this alien into the middle of a costume drama, where he stalks and slashes to horrific effect," Furnish said.

John will supervise the music, as he does in each Rocket-produced film.

The company is in production on the CG-animated "Gnomeo and Juliet" for Miramax/Disney; James McAvoy and Emily Blunt voice the title characters. Rocket is also behind the Sundance series "Spectacle: Elvis Costello With ..."
Hell yes.

#2 of 13 Jim_C

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Posted February 17 2009 - 09:45 AM

I am so there!
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#3 of 13 Edwin-S

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Posted February 17 2009 - 03:24 PM

This has to be a joke, because it sounds stupid. How do a bunch of landed gentry p***ies do anything but die in this lame idea for a film? The "prey" in the first film had advanced weapons and only one survived. The ideas for Predator films just get dumber and dumber.

What's next? PREDATOR VS CATS: The Musical? Posted Image
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#4 of 13 Greg_S_H

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Posted February 17 2009 - 03:28 PM

Adam mentioned the Predator predator, but the story doesn't. I find it hard to believe they'll be able to get the rights to the original one. With talk of a Predator remake, they won't want to dilute the franchise further.

#5 of 13 Adam Lenhardt

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Posted February 17 2009 - 04:04 PM

Yes, I'm sure it'll just be a suspiciously similar looking alien. And Edwin, I don't think it's meant to be taken seriouslyPosted Image Picture something with a similar sensibility to Bubba Ho-tep

#6 of 13 Edwin-S

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Posted February 17 2009 - 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Adam Lenhardt
Yes, I'm sure it'll just be a suspiciously similar looking alien. And Edwin, I don't think it's meant to be taken seriouslyPosted Image Picture something with a similar sensibility to Bubba Ho-tep

Posted Image I guess I jumped the gun again. I saw 'Predator' in there and jumped to a conclusion. My bad.
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#7 of 13 SilverWook

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Posted February 17 2009 - 05:12 PM

Sounds like a Monty Python sketch. Posted Image

#8 of 13 Jim_C

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Posted February 18 2009 - 04:23 AM

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Yes, I'm sure it'll just be a suspiciously similar looking alien. And Edwin, I don't think it's meant to be taken seriouslyPosted Image Picture something with a similar sensibility to Bubba Ho-tep

Man, I hope it's not meant to be taken seriously. I'll go see it as a comedy and campfest only. If this is meant to be serious then it's a horribly lame idea.
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#9 of 13 Ben Osborne

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Posted February 18 2009 - 05:07 AM

I don't think you guys are giving enough credit to late 18th century weaponry. A multi-barreled flintlock rifle, accurate to 300 meters, would be a threat to an alien or predator. The biggest impediment would be reload time (15 seconds minimum), which could be mitigated by multiple barrels or by multiple weapons. Wealthy Englishmen from that time period would have been good riflemen from their hunting and military service, and also potentially skilled at fencing. And don't forget that in the first Predator movie, Dutch defeats the predator mainly using cleverness and low-tech traps. Finally, we know that the predators have fought humans in the era of flintlock firearms, judging from the flintlock gun that the predators give Danny Glover as a trophy at the end of Predator 2.

#10 of 13 EricW

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Posted February 18 2009 - 10:25 AM

this sounds like one of those straight-to-video semi-parodies where even the cover art is an obvious rip-off of something else. it just happens to have gotten a good press story.
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#11 of 13 ErichH

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Posted February 19 2009 - 05:32 PM

Oh, why not. Let's have the predator skewer someone on stage at the Oscars and run the audience and their 8000.00 suits right out of the building Posted Image

#12 of 13 Andy Sheets

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Posted February 23 2009 - 07:36 AM

Now I remember why this sounded vaguely familiar:

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

#13 of 13 Pete-D

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Posted February 23 2009 - 07:39 AM

If this gets made, honestly I will have to see it.

I had a blast with Grindhouse.





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