The adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has been moving rather slowly. With Timur Bekmambetov set as the director and a cast that includes Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson and Dominic Cooper.
But Grahame-Smith’s first novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has been in production for more than a year now. The film once had both David O. Russell and Mike White attached to direct, bu both have been forced to abandon the project due to scheduling issues.
THR is reporting that the search for a Pride and Prejudice and Zombies director continues and now Seth Grahame-Smith and his production partner David Katzenberg are being considered.
Craig Gillespie is also up for the position and for a time, Jonathan Demme and Phil Lord and Chris Miller were up for the job and could be reconsidered now. Lionsgate obviously really wants to get the film made. Let’s hope they can get someone soon.