We’ve got some good news regarding the upcoming Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov collaboration, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The big screen adaptation of the novel of the same name has been in development for a while now with Burton attached to produce and Bekmambetov to direct and according to 20th Century Fox the film will hit theaters in 2012.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a fictionalized creation of the former U.S President which mixes historical events with fantasy. The book was written by Seth Grahame-Smith, who is known for his ability to blend classic figures and properties with old school horror elements. He’s the same guy who penned the Jane Austen inspired Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, so he knows a little something about this weird historical mix. In the book and the film Lincoln is reimagined as “an axe-throwing, highly trained vampire assassin.”
Fox plans on releasing the film on June 22, 2012, which begs the question: do they want this to be a success? There are entirely too many high profile movies coming out during that summer including The Avengers, Spider-Man, and The Dark Knight Rises. Shouldn’t they push this back to Halloween or something? That would work so much better.
What do you think of Fox’s decision to release Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter during the summer of 2012?
Source: Coming Soon