Screen Gems confirmmed today that it will debut the first footage from its horror-lit mashup Pride And Prejudice And Zombies and action thriller Patient Zero at the Con. Its July 11 panel will feature P&P&Z cast including Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston and Matt Smith along with director Burr Steers and the book’s author Seth Grahame-Smith. Doctor Who alum Smith also stars in Patient Zero, and he’ll present the footage along with co-star Natalie Dormer, director Stefan Ruzowitzky and screenwriter Mike Le.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which slices up the undead genre with the women we all know from English lit, follows a zombie apocalypse that has been raging for 70 years. But the Bennet sisters have just about had enough. James stars as Elizabeth Bennet, Riley as Mr. Darcy, Heathcote as Elizabeth’s sister and Smith as Mr. Collins. It opens February 19. Patient Zero follows an unprecedented global pandemic that spawns a new species driven by violence. An inexplicably immune human survivor with the ability to communicate with this new species must spearhead a hunt for Patient Zero in order to find a cure to save his infected wife and humanity.
Comic-Con runs July 9-12 at the San Diego Convention Center.