My 2nd most anticipated movie of the year after THE HUNGER GAMES is most definitely 20th Century Fox’s ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, to make the 16th President who was already an inspiration to many generation, even more badass is just the coolest idea ever.
MTV has this behind-the-scenes featurette and CineHeroes has the int’l poster, and Movies-infos.net has these 2 new images.
What a coincidence that all these goodies were released today on MLK day 2012, it’s a great day to be patriotic.. and to slay vampires..
Based on the twisted book by author Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride And Prejudice And Zombies), who also wrote the script. The “book is written as a biography of Abraham Lincoln, based on “secret diaries” kept by the 16th President and given to the author by a vampire named Henry Sturges who taught him how to hunt and kill vampires.
The 16th U.S. President will be played by Benjamin Walker
Anthony Mackie will play Lincoln’s best friend, Will
Dominic Cooper will play Henry, a good vampire who mentors young Lincoln about slaying the undead
Mary Elizabeth-Winstead plays Mary Todd
Jimmi Simpson plays Josh Speed, Lincoln’s personal assistant and close friend.
Alan Tudyk plays Stephen Douglas, ally of the Southern Vampires
Rufus Sewell is the vampire villain
The adaptation is directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and produced by Tim Burton, they teamed up previously on 9.
Check out the book trailer again!
20th Century Fox will release ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER In 3D on June 22nd, 2012
Here’s the official synopsis of the book…
“Indiana, 1818 – Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother’s bedside. She’s been stricken with something the old-timers call “Milk Sickness.” “My baby boy…” she whispers before dying. Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother’s fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire. When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, “henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose…” Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House. While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years. Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history be
Here’s the film’s official synopsis..
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.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER opens June 22nd, 2012