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‘Blood Oath’ — the president’s vampire — headed for big screen May 18, 2010

Posted by Diana McCabe in Entertainment, News, Releases.
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Movie rights to Chris Farnsworth’s BLOOD OATH —  about vampire Nathaniel Cade who is sworn to protect the president and the United States from supernatural threats —  have been picked up by Lucas Foster, who produced   “Law Abiding Citizen” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”

“Cade has an amazing history, a great attitude and a great set of powers. He is a complete movie figure,” Foster told the Hollywood Reporter.

Hollywood is saturated with vampire projects, but Farnsworth’s novel “bucks vampire fatigue by focusing on action and bringing in different supernatural creatures,” the Hollywood Reporter says.

“It’s a big idea and it’s an idea that in the wrong hands could have been cheesy,” Foster said. “He did a very good job of making the reader, and me, buy it. It’s the right tone between thriller and improbable fantasy.”

Foster also has picked up the rights for the second book in the series, BLACK SITE, which Farnsworth is still writing.

To read the rest of the Hollywood Reporter article, CLICK HERE.

BLOOD OATH, which was released today, has received strong reviews:

  • To read the Washington Post’s review, CLICK HERE.
  • BLOOD OATH makes the New York Post’s “Required Reading” list. CLICK HERE to read.
  • Great profile of Chris and more about the book by The Orange County Register’s Peter Larsen. CLICK HERE to read.

Finally, check out his book tour. It starts in Southern California but he winds his way through a couple of other states. CLICK HERE for book signing info.

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