Gary Oldman is one of my favorite actors today. I was astonished to hear that he will be making a western vampire novel. Gary Oldman played a fantastic Dracula in Francis Ford Coppola‘s Dracula (1992). Gary Oldman will be co-writing Blood Riders with Douglas Urbanski, who is also his longtime producer/manager. The new vampire novel is described to be about “a mysterious man fleeing a curse in a town that the gold rush left behind.” Blood Riders has been in the works for a long time now since The Book of Eli (2010) was filming. The co-writers decided to write a novel after they went back and forth with the medium being movie or TV; a novel was the final decision. Blood Riders is set to release this upcoming Spring 2016. Blood Riders is expected to be a novel series as Urbanski teased that readers will want to know what happened to Magnus, the protagonist.
Douglas Urbanski told Deadline:
We met several times in my kitchen, mapped out the story and where it would go, reinventing the rules and realities of vampires and sex and the power of love. There were rabbit trails that went nowhere, but we concluded that we had landed on something we hadn’t seen done before.