Oh, this one’s likely to get the Tea Party shmoes up in arms. Hollywood producers can’t stop with their alternate history flicks, and right now the go-to guy is Seth Grahame-Smith, whose Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer and Pride And Prejudice And Zombies are already in the works. Now, Warner Brothers is moving to adapt Unholy Night.
According to Dark Horizons, Unholy Night “reimagines the birth of Jesus as an adventure story centered on the three kings from the Nativity who travel to Bethlehem to witness his birth. In this version, the three kings are thieves on the run who are forced to help Mary and Jesus escape to Egypt, battling magical biblical creatures and encountering famous figures like Pontius Pilate and John the Baptist.”
Riiiight. Should be interesting to see how the fundamentalist crowd views this — as a fun Christian entertainment piece? Or as a mockery of their faith? I dunno. It sounds pretty silly, but who knows. From what I can tell, Grahame-Smith is big on ideas, but rather weak on execution — he’s got some fun visions, but he’s not much of a writer. Maybe cinematic adaptations are the best thing for him. Of course, the best possible line for a project like this was already used by Peter Jackson:
What say you, people? Fun idea? Abomination in the eyes of God?
ps - yes, I know the header pic doesn’t have much to do with the story, but I Googled “Badass Jesus” and then couldn’t resist.