Gary Oldman, onetime star of Dracula, is still bloodthirsty: The actor and his manager Douglas Urbanski have signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster/Atria for a vampire novel called Blood Riders.
Per a press release, Blood Riders, will tell the story of a “mysterious man fleeing a curse in a town that the gold rush left behind.”
“We have always wanted to write a story of vampire cowboys, set in the Wild West, the gold rush—and we have had these characters and this story kicking around in our heads for years. We hope everyone is drawn to Magnus and we envision a series of books that follow his curse and struggles with the forces of good and evil, and also the ever present vampire ingredients of blood, and love,” Oldman and Urbanski said in a joint statement.
“Blood Riders adds a vibrant new twist to the iconic vampire story making the novel’s hero deeply human, deeply conflicted and deeply original,” Emily Bestler, Senior Vice-President and Editor in Chief of Emily Bestler Books/ Atria Publishing Group said in a statement.
In all, Urbanski and Oldman plan to write three books in the series. Blood Riders is slated for publication in spring of 2016.