The guy who put zombies in the Star Wars universe is sending Darth Maul behind barsS

Joe Schreiber's zombieriffic Death Troopers and its sequel, Red Harvest, were among the most interesting things to happen to Star Wars lately. Now the horror writer is returning to the Star Wars universe — and we've got the exclusive reveal right here.

This time around, Schreiber's trading zombies for a classic "infiltrating a prison full of criminal scum" storyline, for Maul: Lockdown. Yes, Darth Maul is the new Snake Plissken. Deal with it.

Here's your first look at the cover and synopsis for Lockdown, which comes out at the end of 2013:

The guy who put zombies in the Star Wars universe is sending Darth Maul behind barsS

From the mind of Joe Schreiber, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Death Troopers, comes the delirious follow-up to last year's Darth Plagueis. In a tale of retribution and survival set before the events of The Phantom Menace, Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious dispatch Sith apprentice Darth Maul on a secret mission to infiltrate a criminal empire operating from inside Cog Hive Seven-a hidden prison teeming with the galaxy's most savage criminals. There, he must contend against the scummiest and most villainous in gladiatorial death matches while carrying out his masters' clandestine commands. Failure is not an option; success will ignite the revenge of the Sith against the Jedi Order.