The Wrap reports that Fright Night remake screenwriter Marti Noxon (and Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer) has done a script polish on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Lionsgate's adaptation of the mash-up novel by Seth Grahame-Smith. Fright Night director Craig Gillespie is also directing Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and inherited the script by David O. Russell, the project's original writer/director.
We've heard that Russell's script is excellent and close to perfect, so it's a unfortunate that Gillespie felt the need for any rewriting at all, even though a rewrite is typical when a new director takes over a project with a set script. When Russell left the project, the project continued to have buzz particularly because of his script, so I hope Noxon doesn't do much too it, since the script already has ample source material from Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen and a great script from Russell.
Gillespie recently spoke to MTV about PPZ, admitting that he doesn't have a cast yet, but revealing what he likes about the project.
It stays very true to the classic Pride and Prejudice. And it's set in that period, but then, of course, there's zombies. That clash [of] having to do such a dramatic, classic piece that has so much weight to it and people are so familiar with, and then just throw it on its head is just fun.
So, basically, he likes what everyone likes and what made the book such a huge success.