Blood Oath’s Hero is like James Bond if Bond was a Vampire

I know what you’re thinking, “What, another movie about vampires?” Yeah, yeah, so you can’t walk in Hollywood for thirty seconds without tripping over some producer making a big deal about optioning the movie rights to a vampire book. I agree, there are WAY too many vampire shit going down in Hollywood right now, all thanks to those sparkling vampires of Stephenie Meyers’. But I gotta admit it, the idea behind Christopher Farnsworth’s “Blood Oath” is not only unique, but it’s pretty damn interesting.

So what’s the big hoopla about “Blood Oath”? Here’s a quick preview from Publisher’s Weekly:

This action-filled debut by scriptwriter Farnsworth reads like a cross between P.N. Elrod’s historical vampire adventures and Thomas Greanias’s conspiracy thrillers. Nathaniel Cade, the president’s vampire, swore to fight on the side of President Andrew Jackson and all his successors. In the present day, Zach Barrows, a rising political star caught canoodling with the president’s daughter, suddenly finds himself training to be Cade’s handler after tough, wise special agent William Griffin retires. As they try to stop Cade’s old nemesis, Dr. Johann Konrad, from creating an army of Frankensteinian monster soldiers, they uncover a deeper government conspiracy. Entertainingly plausible historical documents at the beginning of each chapter and a sense that this fight is just a skirmish in a larger war help elevate the book above its sometimes bland characters and their predictable motivations.

THR reports that producer Lucas Foster, the man who gave us “Law Abiding Citizen” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”, has optioned the Farnsworth novel as well as its upcoming sequel, “Black Site”, with intentions of adapting both for the screen.

The novel lands in bookstores everywhere (or Amazon for you tech savvy types) on May 18, 2010.



About Nix

View all Posts

Editor/Writer at BeyondHollywood.com. Likes: long walks on the beach and Kevin Costner post-apocalyptic movies. Dislikes: 3D, shaky cam, and shaky cam in 3D. Got a site issue? Wanna submit Movie/TV news? Or to email me in regards to anything on the site, you can do so at nix (at) beyondhollywood.com.

Cool Stories From Zergnet

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I'm sold. Sounds interesting as all hell. Also the idea that this is only the beginning is really cool. I'm waiting for an inevitable supernatural neo-nazi faction descended from Hitler's occult obsession to pop up. Or at least something similar. I like the army of Frankenstein monsters idea. They used it in the “Superpowers” comic and called them the F-Troop. Soldiers die and are re-animated in patchwork soldiers. Crazy stuff.

  • thestrongestthereis

    honestly, the part about a vampire being the protector of a president is cool but after that sentence is streamlines into a “wouldn't it be cool if” myriad of fangasms. Due to all the horrid vampire films, i am no longer capable of fan gasms involving undead monsters. I am not shunning the genre and not saying that this couldn't be good. I just wait for execution because I haven't seen a vampire/werewolf/undead movie since “Let the Right One In”. All i really need is for someone to execute a vampire idea that takes half a brain with a little zazz and im sold, but people cant even do that these days. I stopped working on my vampire script 90 pages in on its 3rd rewrite because i got so mad at the lack of creativity in the genre. I plan to go back to it, but not while this craze is going around. Not trying to act like a big shot by saying I write scripts and dont want my work around lesser things, but people dont even know what good monster movies look like anymore, but maybe after the hollywood vampire sucks the life right out of the mythos someone can rebuild it anew.

  • thestrongestthereis

    honestly, the part about a vampire being the protector of a president is cool but after that sentence is streamlines into a “wouldn't it be cool if” myriad of fangasms. Due to all the horrid vampire films, i am no longer capable of fan gasms involving undead monsters. I am not shunning the genre and not saying that this couldn't be good. I just wait for execution because I haven't seen a vampire/werewolf/undead movie since “Let the Right One In”. All i really need is for someone to execute a vampire idea that takes half a brain with a little zazz and im sold, but people cant even do that these days. I stopped working on my vampire script 90 pages in on its 3rd rewrite because i got so mad at the lack of creativity in the genre. I plan to go back to it, but not while this craze is going around. Not trying to act like a big shot by saying I write scripts and dont want my work around lesser things, but people dont even know what good monster movies look like anymore, but maybe after the hollywood vampire sucks the life right out of the mythos someone can rebuild it anew.