If period dramas aren't really your thing, would you be swayed if they had zombies in them? That's the bizarre twist in the trailer for Pride & Prejudice & Zombies which is a movie adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's 2009 parody novel that mashed up Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with genre horror.
And it looks, well, interesting. Instead of being in-training to receive a husband, the women in this 19th century England have been in-training to take on hordes of the undead.
So they get tooled up with swords and knives and start coming over all Rick Grimes. "A mysterious plague has fallen upon 19th century England, the land is overrun with the undead and feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry." runs the synopsis. "Casting aside personal and social prejudices, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy must unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to rid the country of the zombie menace and discover their true love for one another."
The film is due for release in February next year. The novel it's based on was heavy on the comedy and absurdity, but the trailer for the film makes it come across as more of an action movie.
Still, Regency era romance with added blood-splattered zombie violence? Sounds good to me.