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 Entertainingly plausible historical documents at the beginning of each chapter and a sense that this fight is just a skirmish in a larger war help elevate the book above its sometimes bland characters and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.