Delight and Prejudice and Zombies (stylized as Delight + Prejudice + Zombies) is a 2016 British-American comedy horror film based mostly on the 2009 novel, Delight and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith that parodies the 1813 novel Delight and Prejudice by Jane Austen. The film is directed by Burr Steers, who wrote the tailored screenplay, and stars Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Charles Dance and Lena Headey.
The film was produced by Display Gems on February 5, 2016 in the United States, and by Lionsgate on February eleven in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The film grossed just $16 million globally towards a budget of $28 million, generating it a box office bomb.
In 19th century England, Colonel Darcy (Sam Riley) travels to the home of a wealthy household to examine rumors of a recently infected zombie. He arrives at the home and sits with the household right before having out a smaller vial that contains carrion flies as a suggests to detect the undead. When the flies land on the house’s patriarch, Darcy kills him. Certain that no just one else could have been infected, he leaves. Just one of the youthful women in the house retreats upstairs to test on the niece of the a short while ago dispatched zombie. She discovers the niece devouring a servant the niece then proceeds to assault her.
The Bennet sisters—Elizabeth (Lily James), Jane (Bella Heathcote), Kitty (Suki Waterhouse), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), and Mary (Millie Brady)—have all been despatched to China by their father (Charles Dance) to discover in the art of weaponry and martial arts. Mrs. Bennet (Sally Phillips) wishes her daughters to be married off to wealthy suitors. As it turns out, the Bingley household has moved in nearby and are throwing a ball, wherein Mrs. Bennet hopes that the youthful and handsome Mr. Bingley (Douglas Booth) will earn above just one of her women. Elizabeth, on the other hand, does not want to find a partner.
The Bennets show up at the ball. Bingley instantaneously sets his eyes on Jane. When Elizabeth overhears a disparaging remark about herself from Mr. Darcy, she walks outside tearfully and encounters Mrs. Featherstone (Dolly Wells), now a zombie. Before Mrs. Featherstone can converse with Elizabeth, she is killed by Darcy. A horde of zombies then assault the bash, prompting the Bennet sisters to battle them off. Mr. Darcy instantaneously will become smitten with Elizabeth when he witnesses her in beat.
The Bingley sisters invite Jane above for tea at Netherfield. Mrs. Bennet forces her to go on horseback, pondering she will be invited to continue to be right away due the oncoming rainstorm. While on the experience, Jane encounters a zombie and fires her gun. The gun backfires leaving a bite-like wound on her hand. She kills it but then places a zombie lady with her child. Jane hesitates and is attacked by the zombie. At Netherfield, Mr. Darcy orders her confined to her home, in panic that she may perhaps have been bitten. While in Jane’s home, Mr. Darcy releases his flies to detect a zombie, but Elizabeth catches each fly with her hand and returns them now dead to Mr. Darcy.