The film is based on Seth Grahame-Smith's novel, which reimagined Austen's classic Victorian story to involve the undead. Grahame-Smith revealed the tone of the movie earlier this year in a panel at a convention. "[Director Steers] Burr totally understands the tone of this absolutely ridiculous, stupid film, and that the only way to go at it is without ever once winking at the audience," he said.
The movie also stars Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Suki Waterhouse and Lena Headey. It is set for a release in the U.S. on February 5, 2016.