With author Seth Grahame-Smith’s Dark Shadows debuting May 11th and his adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter due out in theaters on June 22nd, you might be wondering what else the writer is up to. Well, since the adaptation of his novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is still stuck in development hell, Warner Bros. is moving ahead with his new book, Unholy Night. The story is a re-imagining of the Biblical “Three Wise Men.” Canon says that these men came bearing gifts to the newborn Jesus, but Grahame-Smith has a different take. Apparently, they were three thieves that were forced into protecting Mary, Joseph and Jesus from some good Old Testament evil. The book doesn’t hit the shelves until April 10th, but you can get a look at the type of gory story you’re in for with this new book trailer. Hit the jump to check it out.
Heat Vision brought the book trailer for Unholy Night to our attention. Check out the synopsis for the novel with the book trailer following after:
From the author of the New York Times bestselling Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, comes UNHOLY NIGHT, the next evolution in dark historical revisionism.
They’re an iconic part of history’s most celebrated birth. But what do we really know about the Three Kings of the Nativity, besides the fact that they followed a star to Bethlehem bearing strange gifts? The Bible has little to say about this enigmatic trio. But leave it to Seth Grahame-Smith, the brilliant and twisted mind behind Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to take a little mystery, bend a little history, and weave an epic tale.
In Grahame-Smith’s telling, the so-called “Three Wise Men” are infamous thieves, led by the dark, murderous Balthazar. After a daring escape from Herod’s prison, they stumble upon the famous manger and its newborn king. The last thing Balthazar needs is to be slowed down by young Joseph, Mary and their infant. But when Herod’s men begin to slaughter the first born in Judea, he has no choice but to help them escape to Egypt.
It’s the beginning of an adventure that will see them fight the last magical creatures of the Old Testament; cross paths with biblical figures like Pontius Pilate and John the Baptist; and finally deliver them to Egypt. It may just be the greatest story never told. (via Amazon)