‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ Sets 2016 Release Date, ‘Vacation’ Gets Moved Up
Warner Bros. did some light scheduling today, rearranging the upcoming Vacation sequel/reboot, while Screen Gems officially gave Pride and Prejudice and Zombies an appropriately romantic release date. The former has been moved up from October to July, while the latter has been given a slot in February 2016.
Vacation, starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, has been moved up from October 9 to July 31 (via Variety), where it will go head to head with Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation. That’s a pretty dicey move, but clearly WB has faith in their upcoming comedy — enough faith to pit it against one of the biggest events of the summer. Vacation features Helms as a grown Rusty Griswold, taking his own family on a comedic vacation outing. The film also stars Leslie Mann, Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day and Keegan-Michael Key (and many, many more funny people), and features Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo reprising their roles from the original franchise.
Meanwhile, Screen Gems has dated their romantic zombie mashup for February 19, 2016. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is based on the Seth Grahame-Smith novel of the same name, which repurposes Jane Austen’s classic as a zombie survival tale. Cinderella’s Lily James plays Elizabeth Bennet, with Sam Riley as Mr. Darcy, Bella Heathcote as Elizabeth’s sister, and Jack Huston as Mr. Collins.