Bait and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Lose Their Directors

Anxiously awaiting to see Natalie Portman in a corset and fighting zombies? You’ll have to wait a little bit longer.

Director David O. Russell, who was attached to helm the live-action adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” has jumped ship because of delays in the production, the culprit being star and producer Natalie Portman’s own busy schedule.

O’Russell will now do something called “Old St. Louis” instead. Whatever the hell that is.

Meanwhile, over at killer fish ways, director Russell Mulcahy has left the 3D killer fish movie “Bait”, and will instead be replaced by Kimble Rendall (“Cut”).

“Bait” is set in a beach-community shopping complex that gets flooded when a tsunami hits, with the survivors terrorized by not only a crazed armed robber but a school of tiger sharks that invade the flooded building. Jesse Spencer of “House” fame is supposed to star, but apparently even that is in doubt now.

“Bait”, though, is still on schedule to shoot in Australia.