To get you caught up on Abe’s exploits, Fox has released a new featurette that offers up director Timur Bekmambetov, writer Seth Grahame-Smith, and producer Tim Burton sitting down to talk about the movie, which includes the topic of Abe as the world’s first superhero. Like the movie itself, the trio takes the subject pretty seriously. As a bonus, you get a ton of new footage in-between the chatter.
Timur Bekmambetov’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” has such a silly premise, that, ultimately, might be its undoing. Something like this works in comic books, even in a novel setting, and yeah, you could even go campy with this in a low-budget film. But in a big-budget Hollywood movie that approaches the subject in a dead-serious manner? I dunno… This, despite the fact that the film actually looks pretty decent, with some nifty looking action set pieces. Benjamin Walker is also shockingly believable as Lincoln. I mean, that’s him in the iconic top hat and beard, and that’s him, too, as a young man going around slaying vamps with his trusty ax. That’s some nice work by the kid there.
Up until now, the trailers for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter haven’t impressed me. We’ll toss it up to a difference in taste and perceptions of the story itself, but so far I’ve yet to see anything from the film that doesn’t make the concept look completely ridiculous whereas many people who have read the book adamantly say it’s supposed to be taken seriously. Somehow there are people who think it looks silly, and love that, while others actually believe the dark, dramatic tone.
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.
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Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Date of release: June 22nd, 2012
Cast: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, Marton Csokas
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