Seth Grahame-Smith's Unholy Night To Be Adapted By Warner Bros.
At the rate things are going we will probably never see a film version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. In October the project's third director, Craig Gillespie, decided to follow in the footsteps of both Mike White and David O. Russell, leaving the project without a filmmaker at the helm. But don't fret for author Seth Grahame-Smith. While his debut book may never be seen on the silver screen, he has plenty of other pots boiling, including Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which is set to come out next year. Oh, and he just made seven figures selling the rights to his new book to Warner Bros.
According to Deadline, WB has dolled out $2 million to Grahme-Smith so that they can adapt Unholy Night as a new film. But that's not all the studio is getting in the deal: the author and his producing partner, David Katzenberg, have also been hired to write the script. Based loosely on the story from the New Testament, the movie is described as "an action/adventure surrounding the Three Wise Men of the Nativity." The project is actually the third religious tale now set up at Warner Bros., as they are also the studio currently trying to woo Steven Spielberg into directing a biopic about the life of Moses and developing the Mel Gibson/Joe Eszterhas movie about legendary Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee.
In addition to Unholy Night, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Grahame-Smith also wrote the script for the upcoming Tim Burton film Dark Shadows and he and Katzenberg are currently considering working on a sequel to Beetlejuice. I must say, considering that the guy has yet to actually put out a movie, he's getting a ton of work.
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