The title says it all, doesn’t it? If that alone doesn’t get your interest, I’m not sure what will?
How about the awesome Timur Bekmambetov as director? You’ll know the Russian-Kazakh director best for Nightwatch and Daywatch, and his first Hollywood movie Wanted. The man’s got a talent and a style all of his own, so I’m excited to see what he can bring to this project.
As for the story itself, you might have seen someone reading the novel on the train or tram, or maybe its more famous sibling Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? Both novels – highly successful in their own right – have been written by Seth Grahame-Smith, who has also penned the screenplay for this and Zombies which is due out in 2013. Abe Lincoln will be released sooner – next year in fact – and features Benjamin Walker as the titular hero, and also stars Rufus Sewell as the lead vampire and Dominic Cooper (Brit actor most recently on screens as Howard Stark in Captain America).
I’ll keep you posted as more news comes out. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is due to hit Australian theatres on 19 June 2012, the US on 22nd June and UK 22nd August.