'Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter' Trailer Debuts
So it may not be the most historically accurate movie ever made, but the highly anticipated Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, starring Benjamin Walker (pictured), Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, has already become an Internet sensation.
The official trailer for the film, which has just hit the Internet, shows the character of Lincoln as a different kind of hero than American History has often considered him — namely, a hero of the action variety. The movie, starring Walker as the 16th president himself, is based on the Seth Grahame-Smith's "mashup" novel of the same name.
Not familiar with the mashup genre? Grahame-Smith, who also penned the hugely popular Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, all but fathered it, re-telling stories of historical merit or classic fiction against the backdrop of societies plagued by supernatural creatures.
In the case of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter — which is slated to hit theaters in June, just six months before Steven Spielberg's uber-serious Lincoln biopic starring Daniel Day-Lewis, David Strathairn, Tommy Lee Jones, and a slew of other super-serious actors — the famous former President of the United States uses the Civil War as an excuse for his personal crusade against vampires … because, ya know … they killed his mom.
So, is the movie, produced by Tim Burton and directed by Wanted's Tim Bekmambetov, meant to be taken seriously? You'll have to watch the trailer to decide for yourself:
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