Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – 2012 Movie Trailer

Abraham Lincoln already cuts a heroic figure. But are movie audiences ready for an axe wielding action hero version who is secretly combating blood sucking vampires to save humanity?  That’s the premise of the film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The film, based on the hit mash-up novel tells the ”historic” tale of Abraham Lincoln, set in an alternate universe where vampires secretly exist. The premise of the film is that all of Lincoln’s well known historic accomplishments were motivated in part by his desire to save humanity from the threat of the growing vampire epidemic.


It’s a interesting premise… to say the least.  Abraham Lincoln is already perceived as a heroic figure by society. So, I’m not sure what the dramatic significance is of making Abraham Lincoln… a Vampire Hunter. But I’m always interested in seeing something fun and different. But obviously, if done wrong this film could potentially be one of the most ridiculed films of the year…if not film history. It’s a risky move. I’m sure the studio and filmmakers are worried about how audiences will respond. But thankfully, the only risk for me is a couple of my hard earned bucks, as well as two hours of my time. Which I’ll gladly sacrifice to watch something fun and original.

Of course, this film shouldn’t be confused with 2012’s other Abraham Lincoln biopic submission, Steven Spielberg’s historic take on Lincoln starring Daniel Day Lewis in the title role. That film, I suspect, will have a SLIGHTLY different tone and take on the man named Abraham Lincoln. Probably not too many vampires in that version.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter stars Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell and Dominic Cooper. The film is directed by Timur Bekmambetov, produced by Tim Burton and is written by Seth Grahame-Smith based on his original novel.  Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is scheduled for release June 22, 2012. The film will be presented in 2D, as well as 3D.



Official Synopsis:

Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov reinvent the time-honored genre and present the terrifying creatures of the night as they were meant to be experienced – as fierce, visceral, intense and bloodthristy. ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER brings to the screen the secret life of our nation’s favorite president…as history’s greatest hunter of the undead.

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