Vampire Secret Agent Novel 'Blood Oath' Headed to Big Screen
by Ethan Anderton
May 18, 2010
Even though the market has been crowded with vampire stories trying to ride the coattails of The Twilight Saga all the way to the bank, there's a new vampire project moving forward that I can actually get behind as Heat Vision reports producer Lucas Foster (Jumper, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) and his Warp Films production banner have picked up the rights to Christopher Farnsworth's novel Blood Oath which hits shelves today. The story follows a vampire captured by the U.S. Army after the Civil War who is forced to swear an oath to President Andrew Johnson and has since protected the presidency in the Secret Service for over 150 years.
In the first Oath novel, the vampire, named Nathaniel Cade, is paired with a new human handler and finds himself embroiled in a plot involving a monstrous new form of biological weapon with a connection to the White House. It's like someone climbed into my dreams and just knew I wanted to see Jack Bauer become a vampire (especially after biting that terrorist's neck that one time). This is the kind of high concept ideas I love seeing picked up, and it doesn't even suffer from vampire cliches as it apparently focuses on action and bringing in different supernatural creatures. Along with picking up Blood Oath, Foster has also snagged the rights to the second book Black Site which Farnsworth is simultaneously writing while developing scripts for both adaptations. I'm pretty stoked about this, and will probably even pick up the book. Who's with me?