Girls, you may think that you’ve seen just about every iteration of Pride & Prejudice that you could ever want or dream of or need or care about or ever want to see, but did you know that the last major Pride & Prejudice movie, the Keira Knightly one, came out in 2005? SIX YEARS AGO?! (Unfortunately Pride and Prejudice and Zombies still doesn’t seem to be working out, but we can all keep our fingers crossed as tightly as we can, and maybe when they’re crossed we can try to put a bunch of rings on them, like a ring that would fit one finger over both of the fingers, just so we know that they’re crossed really tightly? That’s just an idea but it sounds like a very good one.) (Also, Pride & Predator.) Six years is certainly way too many years between Pride & Prejudices! “But we live in a different world now,” you’re probably thinking. “It’s so modern, the world we live in. How will we relate to a period drama that takes place many years in the past, like a LOT of years in the past?” Well, maybe if you’d just shut up for two seconds you’d understand that lady director Nora Ephron is going to be doing a MODERN TAKE! From Variety:
Sony and Nora Ephron have found a new project to collaborate on: The “Julie and Julia” helmer is attached to direct “Lost in Austen,” a modern take on “Pride and Prejudice.” The story follows a modern Gotham girl transported into the middle of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.”
DUH, ARE YOU HAPPY NOW? The movie will be based on a BBC miniseries of the same name, written by Guy Andrews. And to sweeten the deal a little (right? this is a deal? all of this is making sense?), we’ve got an exclusive look at a description of the opening scene that sets up the whole movie that is VERY EXCLUSIVE and makes A LOT OF SENSE! I can’t even believe how exciting this is girls, I’m not even ready but let’s do this anyway.
Kelly, which is the name of the main character in the movie, wakes up in her very large bedroom in a nice area of Brooklyn, NY. She looks perfect, but a little groggy. A dog jumps on the bed and it is the cutest dog. “iRobot, bring me my coffee please,” she asks her robot. “Surely!” says iRobot. The iRobot gets her the coffee and the coffee tastes very good. Her bedroom is very stylish and very modern. She has a very modern haircut with bangs that look normal, if not a little TOO modern and nice. She gets up and walks over to her closet to pick out an outfit. “iCloset, pick me out an outfit.” The closet is like the closet from Clueless and it picks her out an outfit and before you know it she’s dressed and ready for the day. Her outfit looks great and is very metallic. She puts on her helmet and gets on her floaty motor scooter and floats to work. She tolerates her job at an office but it’s not what she is passionate about, which is reading. “What’s that gross thing,” asks a coworker. “It’s a book,” says Kelly. “OH GROSS.” says the coworker and then they go away. “Why doesn’t anyone feel the same way about reading as I do?” thinks Kelly, “Is it because books don’t even exist anymore, that’s how modern life is?” Then she gets up, drops the book, and accidentally trips on a hologram. The hologram electrocutes her while her foot is on the book and she gets transported into the book. “WHERE AM I?” she asks. “You’re home,” says Mr. Bingley, who is a character in the book.
OMG THAT SOUNDS SO GOOD. I cannot wait for this movie, I already want to be best friends with the main character.