Prepare thyself for biblical action flick Unholy Night

Ever think the tale of the Three Wise Men had the potential to become a big action blockbuster? Author Seth Grahame-Smith (he of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies fame) did, and he just sold the screen rights to his new novel Unholy Night to Warner Bros for a cool $2 million.

According to Deadline, Grahame-Smith will also script the adaptation for WB.

Here’s the book’s official plot synopsis:

“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.”

Unholy Night will hit bookstores April 2012, with the film likely following in 2013.

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