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Monday, February 13, 2012

'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

Twentieth Century Fox’s film follows the 16th president as he battles undead villains.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Poster Art - P 2012
Honest Abe has some cold, hard truth to share with a whole bunch of vampires in the first trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Century Fox released the first official trailer for the film based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s book by the same name.

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and produced by Tim Burton, the film follows Abe Lincoln (Benjamin Walker), who is not only dealing with all the true-life problems of the Civil War, but also an increasing number of blood-hungry vampires.

The trailer starts out with a silhouette of a top-hat clad Lincoln standing in a forest. But then things get crazy. There’s fire, fighting and some sort of chase on top of a speeding train – which is rolling along on a burning bridge. Young Lincoln also seems to be quite handy with an axe, as emphasized by the last shot in the one minute, 20 second trailer.

A shot of a tombstone seems to emphasize the emotional tie that the 16th president has to the undead foe. The monsters are responsible for the death of his family members.


Sabrina said...

What a creative movie idea! Although I can already tell there will be some history mishaps and errors, I guess it's only natural when you throw bloodthirsty vampires into the middle of the Civil War. I may have to go see this when it comes out... With all of the influx of bad vampire movies, this one looks totally different, in a good way. Like I said, really creative to throw vampires into our native roots!

Anonymous said...

Seems like directors are jumping on the bangwagon in the ever so popular vampire extravaganza movies. This movies looks like it steers more towards sucking in adult male audiences though instead of the sappy romantic fantacy for tweens, teens,and female adults.

Anonymous said...

PLease God, let this movie be amazing. I swear I thought this series of books was a joke when I first saw them at the now, sadly, de-funct Borders. What a concept though! Reminds me of a Masters of Horror movie I watched that was about the discovery that George Washington and his cronies were cannibals.

John Williams
COM 101 Sec 4049

Anonymous said...

I just can't get excited about this, and maybe it's just me. Have we jumped the shark this far? Was there a round table brainstorming meeting with:

: Seth, what else do you got?
: I've got Abraham Lincoln putting out some swift justice on a bunch of vampires and the confederates.

... Maybe I'm not the target audience.

Ryan Clift
Com 101-4049

Anonymous said...

What?! This movie sounds like it's going to be good! Can't wait to see it.

Andrew Govea Com 101-4049