It seems that zombie-costume drama movie mash-ups are much like buses: You wait ages for one to come along and then two arrive at once. That’s right, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is not the only flesh-and-bodice-ripper shambling its way towards our multiplex emporia. British actor-director Matthew Butler has confirmed to EW that Gillian Anderson, and comic actor Mark Williams are attached to star in the 18th century-set zombie movie The Curse of the Buxom Strumpet, a feature length version of Butler’s short film, E’gad Zombies. Sir Ian McKellen will also appear in the film — in fact Butler explained via email that his “scenes and narration have been filmed (due to commitments on The Hobbit).” Butler also said that he was hoping to cast Dame Judi Dench in the project but that, contrary to widespread media reports, her involvement was not “set in stone.”
You can check out the trailer for E’gad Zombies below. Do you think two zombie-costume dramas are one (or two) too many? Or nowhere near enough?
‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ director chews over Jane Austen mash-up