In a swift but not surprising move, Lionsgate has decided to part ways with David O. Russell’s script and hire “Fright NIght” remake scribe, Marti Noxon to pen their upcoming horror-period, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES. Noxon is set to re-team with director Craig Gillespie, who also helmed “Fright NIght,” and may also signal the end of the musical chairs game of directors that the project has gone through in recent months. The picture is based on the novel written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen, which follows the timeless story of Elizabeth Bennet’s quest for love and independence amid the outbreak of a deadly virus that turns the dead into zombies. Although no one has officially signed on, there are a number of impressive A-list actors currently in negotiations to join, including Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper and James McAvoy.
Noxon was also a co-producer and writer for AMC’s “Mad Men” and co-wrote the Alex Pettyfer-starrer “I Am Number Four.”
Noxon is repped by WME.