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Elton John to Film Aliens Invading Jane Austen Movie

Elton John's Rocket Pictures has set Will Clark to direct PRIDE AND PREDATOR, in which aliens invade a traditional period costume drama and wreck havoc, per VARIETY.

Clark, the director of short THE AMAZING TROUSERS, wrote the script with Andrew Kemble and John Pape. Filming is set to begin later this year in London. John will exec produce with Rocket partners Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish producing. "It felt like a fresh and funny way to blow apart the done-to-death Jane Austen genre by literally dropping this alien into the middle of a costume drama, where he stalks and slashes to horrific effect," Furnish said.

As with ever Rocket film, John will supervise the music. The production company is also working on the CG-animated feature GNOMEO AND JULIET at Miramax/Disney with James McAvoy and Emily Blunt voicing the title characters.