Poldark producers to take on 'darker' adaptation of Pride and Prejudice
Ah, of course. The one thing everyone always complains about when it comes to adaptations of Pride and Prejudice: they're just not dark enough.
Poldark producers Mammoth Screen are developing a new take on Jane Austen's famous (and hilarious) piece of Regency social commentary for ITV, has reported; one that promises to tease out the novel's "darker tones".
简奥斯汀的这部小说描写了英国摄政时期(1811-1820年)的社会风貌,家喻户晓,文笔欢快,据RadioTimes网站报道,波尔达克系列的制片公司Mammoth Screen如今正为这部小说发展新的剧情,以适应英国独立电视公司(ITV)的要求。他们表示,一定会写出《傲慢与偏见》中“虐”的一面。
Furthermore, Mammoth has nabbed playwright Nina Raine to pen the adaptation, who was behind this year's highly-praised Consent at the National Theatre.
"In this age of the box set – with audiences loving to binge on complex, serialised dramas – it feels absolutely right to reassess the great classics. Every generation needs its own adaptation of this perfect novel," Mammoth managing director Damien Timmer added.
Mammoth 的总经理达米恩·蒂莫说“这是个特殊的时代,观众们喜欢复杂的连载剧情,因此,重新改编一下这部剧是有必要的。这部完美的小说在每个时代都应该有不同的版本。”
"Nina Raine is one of the most gifted writers working today, and her wit and emotional intelligence make her the perfect match for Jane Austen. She’s a devoted fan of the book, but she’s never seen any previous adaptations – so pleasingly the novel only exists in her imagination."
An air date has yet to be announced.