Aug 10, 2010

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Movie

Back in March of 2010 we reported the great news that Seth Grahame-Smith would be producing a sequel to his comedic, satirical retelling of Pride and Prejudice (creating Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) by writing Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. As a promotional tool Seth Grahame-Smith gathered up some actor-friends and created an astounding trailer, which I'll post again because it bares repeating.

Thanks to an interview Timur Bekmambetov did with Empire Online, it's now evident that a full-feature film will be created based on the book! Bekmambetov, director of such notable films as Wanted and the animated 9 had this to say:

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter I’m prepping to direct myself. It is not a comedy at all – it is a very entertaining, epic history lesson for millions and millions of teenagers. If you remember Night Watch, it is maybe in the vein of that kind of movie."

"We are keeping the traditional look of Lincoln – the big hat and the beard. He has to be historically correct, but with a few special weapons. There is only one book, but there will be many opportunities to develop and explore this world if we get to do sequels. I hope we will start this winter. We are shooting in America."

Our reaction: YES! This will undoubtedly be all kinds of epic.

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