This comes from the summer 2010 JASNA News:
“The latest Jane Austen film adaptation, Pride and Prejudice: A Modern Day Tale of First Impressions, was filmed in May and June of this year and is currently in post-production editing. Scheduled for release in December or January of 2011, the film should be available on DVD sometime in the spring.
“The new Pride and Prejudice is a project of PaperCut Productions and was filmed in Colorado using the state’s mountains, forests, and meadows as the film’s backdrop. Although this version of Pride and Prejudice is set in the contemporary United States, the film will be using the original dialogue from the novel; however, there will be no British accents.
“Caleb Grusing, who plays Fitzwilliam Darcy, says that ‘the script is very fun. There are all the classic phrases that the Pride and Prejudice fans will be waiting for, plus a new modern spin on the text.’ According to the film’s screenwriter, producer, and director Bonnie Mae, who describes herself as ‘a huge Jane Austen fan,’ in spite of the use of cars and the absence of bonnets and riding boots, the novel’s plot remains unaltered: ‘There will still be balls, mansions, proposals, and, yes, a happy ending.'”
I am ready for a little more Jane Austen in my life. How about you?