If you've ever read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and thought that the story was missing something, the upcoming film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is going fix that for you. The original novel, which followed Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters as they navigated the rigid social world of regency England, featured a lot of kick-ass women, but now they're kicking butt with more than just their sharp tongues, genteel spirits, and kind souls. As this exclusive Pride and Prejudice and Zombies clip reveals, allowing women to take control of their own fates and kill just as many zombies, if not more so, than their male counterpoints was kind of the whole point going into this movie.
Between shots of Elizabeth Bennet, played by Lily James, taking down zombies strong enough to lift her off the ground by her throat to displays of women whipping out knives that they were hiding in their garters, one thing's for sure: this is not your English teacher's Pride and Prejudice.
"The Bennett sisters have been redefined in a brilliant way," Matt Smith of Doctor Who fame, who portrays Mr. Collins, says in the clip. "Because actually, in this film, the women are the warriors."
Despite the confines of the society in which they lived in the original novel, where you couldn't even go on a date without needing to be introduced several times and to take a chaperone no matter how old you were, the women of this Pride and Prejudice are breaking free, kicking butt, and taking names. The result? Complete awesomeness — and a whole lot of dead zombies.
Check out the clip below.
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