Jane Austen wasn't just on Masterpiece Theater this month, but on every horror, sci-fi, and film site. First came news that Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was in the middle of a fierce Hollywood bidding war. Austen fans barely had time to rant or rejoice before Sir Elton John announced he'd be bringing aliens to Meryton with Pride and Predator.

If you were wondering whether the similarities were coincidental or not, Entertainment Weekly has the answer. They caught up with Graham-Smith, who explained how we ended up with two horror revamps. "After I had turned in the book, I was having a meeting with someone and described Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and he said, 'You know, I think there's a script out there called Pride and Predator.' It had been languishing in development for years or something. And then, of course, we're all excited about the heat and the Internet buzz about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and, lo and behold, Sir Elton swoops in. But I don't feel it lessens our chances. For every Dante's Peak there's a Volcano. For every Step Up there's a Stomp the Yard. I say the more mangling of literary classics the merrier."
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