At long last 20th Century Fox has released the first Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter trailer! I have been waiting for a trailer for ages so I am beyond geeked to finally get a peek at this long awaited film.
Benjamin Walker stars as President Lincoln, who dedicates his life to destroying vampires and their slave-owning helpers after a vampire murders his mother.
Check out the teaser trailer below:
Discussing his upcoming film, Walker said that the story is “told through the structure of Lincoln’s actual life.” He added, “You not only see these huge fight scenes and great moments of drama, but you get sort of the greatest hits of Lincoln’s life, from the mysterious death of his mother through the Gettysburg address. You get a portrait of this man, as well as a thriller.”
Instead of highlighting Lincoln’s impressive political life, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter presents the America’s 16th president as a man who dedicates his life to destroying vampires with his legendary axe after his mother is killed by the bloodsuckers. He continues to hunt the undead all the way through his presidency.
Helming the film is visionary director Timur Bekmambetov, who also co-produced the film along with Tim Burton and Jim Lemley. Seth Grahame-Smith, author of the original novel, also wrote the film’s screenplay. Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jimmi Simpson and Rufus Sewell are also part of the cast alongside Benjamin Walker.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will hit theaters June 22, 2012.
What do you think of the trailer? Are you more excited about the film now? I definitely am! From the looks of that little teaser, it appears that Bekmambetov will be making Abraham Lincoln just as action-packed and eye-catching as his previous films. I can’t wait to see this one in theaters, here’s hoping it does the book justice.