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2010: The Year Ahead

Zombies, the New Vampires?
With Daybreakers, starring Ethan Hawke, out this week and Eclipse, the next installment in the Twilight saga, due in June, vampires still have their fangs sunk firmly into the throat of pop culture. But we can't help thinking the whole bloodsucker thing is a little 2009. Who will fill the undead void? Zombies. Natalie Portman has signed on to play Elizabeth Bennet in the movie of Seth Grahame-Smith's Jane Austen mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Diablo Cody, meanwhile, is taking S.G. Browne's Breathers: A Zombie's Lament to the big screen. No word on casting, but we'd love to see Megan Fox (who starred in Cody's first foray into true gore, Jennifer's Body) go head to head with Portman in a living-dead box-office showdown sometime in 2011.

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