It is a truth universally acknowledged that a movie studio in possession of a profitable franchise must produce a sequel. In keeping with that rule, BBC Studios announced giving the green light to 2 Proud 2 Prejudiced (in 3D), with Michael Bay set to direct.
The development comes after years of discussion at BBC on how to appeal to the perpetually elusive 18-49 year old single male demographic. “We’re going to really up the ante in this next film,” remarked Bay. “Those who thought that the original film could’ve been improved with some high-speed carriage races and a high-stakes waltz-off should be pleased.”
Bay touted the film’s 3D experience, claiming that audiences will literally be in the middle of the explosive banter and riveting sewing sessions. Calling it a film for the fans, Bay continued, “It’s got it all and more: more smoldering looks, more gripping turns around the room, and even more stupid women spouting inane dialogue.”
Donning Mr. Darcy’s polished riding boots will be the dependably available Vin Diesel, who fittingly excels in roles with more to do than say. The role of Elizabeth Bennett has yet to be cast, but rumor has it that Megan Fox and Jessica Alba are both in contention to depict the famously witty modern woman.
Though the film is only in pre-production, the BBC is anticipating a hit and already has a few other reboots in mind for their classic novel repertoire. As Bay justly inquires, “I mean, who wouldn’t want to see Wuthering Heights: Revenge of the Fallen?”