Alan Goldsher, author of the critically acclaimed Beatles/horror/comedy novel Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion, is going to once again blend a pop culture touchstone with a paranormal entity in My Favorite Fangs, a retelling of The Sound of Music in which the von Trapp family are vampires (except, of course, for Liesl, who is the clan’s mortal guide), and Julie Andrews is an ass-kicking destroyer of the undead.
Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Press will publish My Favorite Fangs in late 2011 or early 2012.
Goldsher says, “The conceit here is that the real life von Trapps want to put an end to the filming of The Sound of Music, because they don’t care for how they’re being portrayed. My Favorite Fangs will be filled with bumbling Nazis, and teenagers knockin’ boots, and catsuit-wearing movie stars, and if that doesn’t say ‘family fun,’ I don’t know what does.”
One of the book world’s surprise successes of 2011, Paul Is Undead was hailed as “Bloody brilliant” by Parade magazine, and received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, and the film rights were optioned by Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher’s Double Feature Films. “My goal with this new project is to build on my mash-up empire,” Goldsher says. “Okay, I don’t have a mash-up empire, per se, but I figure if I amp up the body count with this book, it’s only a matter of time.”
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