(October 18, 2015) Original
(January 31, 2016) New Trailer (#2) / New Posters (#2-#12)
February 5, 2016
From IMDb: “Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge — an army of undead zombies.”
Poster Rating: C / B- / C+ / B+ (8) / B
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Review: (#1) While taking a traditional image from an Edwardian story and zombifying it is an effective sales tool, it’s not overtly creative.
(#2) Like the first design, this one takes a seemingly traditional image, but takes it a different direction. Instead of just a standard period drama design, it turns the zombie woman and makes her into a painting, fitting it into the genre decently well. (#3) This design is more revealing as to the film’s course and cause, but creates more questions than it resolves.
(#4-#11) These character posters are compelling, visually appealing and distinctive from one another while feeling a part of the whole. That’s precisely what they need to be. (#12) This is an interesting artistic design, looking like a bas relief carving that might have been created during the time period in which the film is set.
Trailer Rating: C+ / B-
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Review: (#1) Starting out like a Merchant/Ivory production, the trailer tosses in a twist to show the zombies without highlighting the connective tissue to the original Jane Austen novel, which makes the concept confusing even if it’s sales will be based on curiosity regardless.
(#2) Unlike the prior trailer, this design gives us a better idea of how it can play into the Regency era drama that is Pride and Prejudice. There plenty of fighting and zombies to assure the audience that this isn’t your mother’s Jane Austen novel, which might be just enough to goose up attendance.