With a title like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, you kind of know what to expect when you watch one of the insane trailers for the film here, here and here, or, in today’s case, when you check out the featurette with Timur Bekmambetov, producer Tim Burton and writer Seth Grahame-Smith discussing the film while footage of our 16th president murdering vampires plays on (see it after the jump). That said, while there may not be many surprises here, there is a ridiculous sense of fun while watching Honest Abe take an axe to the undead.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is an adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel of the same name, and stars Benjamin Walker as Lincoln, supported by a cast that includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk, Anthony Mackie, Rufus Sewell, Erin Wasson and Dominic Cooper. The plot finds a young Abe Lincoln witnessing his mother’s death at the hands of a vampire, which fuels a lifelong quest to wreak vengeance upon the undead, a quest that takes him directly to the White House (hey, it’s no crazier than a guy who acts like a samurai, dresses like a Bat, and fights sociopathic clowns, when you think about it).
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is set for a June 22 release, at which point it will be universally declared the most awesome film ever, or will be this year’s Snakes on a Plane.
What do you think of the film’s premise?
Source: Coming Soon