“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter explores the secret life of our greatest President, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of Wanted) bring a fresh and visceral voice to the blood-thirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history’s greatest hunter of the undead.”
The screenplay is by Seth Grahame-Smith, based on his novel of the same name. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opens June 22, 2012.
The film stars Benjamin Walker as an Honest Abe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln, Alan Tudyk, Anthony Mackie and Dominic Cooper.
This was a fun novel. It’s a clever spin on real American history and feels authentic at times. I hope the film captures the dark feel of the novel along with Abe’s humble and warm character. How’s Abe Lincoln for a protagonist?
Being a resident of Lexington, KY, I really appreciated this taking place in my home state. Knowing all the places mentioned in the novel was one more thing that added authenticity to the book. Fingers crossed for this one, kids. Btw, I couldn’t find a legit trailer for this one. *shrug*
Check out this trailer for the book. Hell, yeah, the book is so bad ass that it gets a trailer.