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?
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
The reviews on amazon are quite convincing.
GET TO DA CHOPPAAAAAA! on May 18, 2010
Interesting concept, I'll give it that.
ProMovieBlogger on May 18, 2010
Enough with the vampire bullshit. It's played out.
Dave Lister, J.M.C. on May 18, 2010
reminds me of hellboy but maybe more serious.
subs on May 18, 2010
they should just make a Hellsing movie, now that would be something :), but yea keep us posted on this concept 🙂
DaftPUNKFAN on May 18, 2010
@5 The movie Van Helsing isn't a Hellsing movie? I'm so confused now. The concept behind Blood Oath seems pretty interesting. Maybe this is the next Blade that we've been looking for? Something to fill that action vampire void that has been sucked into homo erotic vamipre fantasy land.
Hedgehog on May 18, 2010
Please don't make him sparkle.....
Jedi on May 18, 2010
i'm with #3
ray on May 18, 2010
I'm not with #3. There is plenty to squeeze from the genre. The problem is that the WRONG PEOPLE DO IT.
Cracky on May 18, 2010
#7 - Not only will he sparkle, he'll be all emo with oversprayed hair and a lust for clueless, frumpy 14 yo girls. What I would really like to see is a T-1000 style vampire... not the liquid metal thing, but the focused, wiry, and fast robert patrick style of warrior. Less talkee, more killee. Bring it.
Gonnarentit on May 18, 2010
sounds like a live action Helsing movie imo 😀
Shyguy on May 19, 2010
Very good book. Not as good as Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter but very good just the same.
Brian on Aug 10, 2010
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