ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER International 'Memorial' Poster
Published: January 16, 2012 - 8:31am
Directed by Timur Bekmambetov and produced by Tim Burton, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter stars Benjamin Walker in the title role and is scheduled for 3D theatrical release on June 22, 2012.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a re-imagining of the 16th President's life that depicts him as an axe-throwing, highly accomplished killer of vampires -- an obsession of his since those bloodsuckers supposedly took the life of his mother. Lincoln eventually learns that the vampires have fled to the southern states of the U.S. and are concocting a plan to conquer and enslave the entire country -- this in turn leads to the Civil War between the Union and the Confederacy, the latter of which the vampires are aligned with.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is being directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) in 3D. Stage and screen actor Benjamin Walker has been selected to portray the re-imagined title character, while Dominic Cooper (The Devil's Double) signed on as Abraham Lincoln's mentor in the film and Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) will portray the role of Will, Lincoln's best friend. Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgim VS The World) is Mary Todd, Abe Lincoln's love interest and eventual wife who is a major influence to his dual life in the film. Jimmi Simpson and Robin McLeavy have joined the cast as well with McLeavy playing Abraham Lincoln's mother. Andy Tudyk (Firefly) has been cast as Stephen A. Douglas, a strong but respected adversary of Lincoln within the Republican Party. The film is scheduled for 3D theatrical release on June 22nd, 2012.