pride and prejudice and zombies, lily jamesDon't be fooled by the opening of the first trailer for Jane Austen spoof "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." Though it looks every bit like a straight adaptation of the beloved classic, it quickly finds its humorous bite -- along with plenty of zombie bites, too.

"To succeed in polite society, a young woman must be many things: kind, well-read, and accomplished," narrates Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James). "But to survive in the world as we know it, she'll need other qualities."

Those qualities include the ability to fend off hordes of the creatures, who have invaded the English countryside and beset themselves upon the Bennets and their friends. Friendly faces are replaced by rotting ones, who aren't exactly subtle in their quest to feast on the flesh of our comely heroine and her sisters.

Unfortunately for them, though, the Bennet girls are more than ready to fight back, making for some fun action sequences. It's all a bit rushed, but we expect to see more when a full trailer is released.

Enjoy the fun below. "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is due to invade theaters on February 5, 2016.

Watch the trailer

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
PG-132016
Based on 34 critics

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