Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a movie we've had our eyes on here for a while at GTBP, and the first trailer for the crazy mash-up novel turned feature film has finally landed in our laps. It's refreshing to see one of the most respected president's more admirable traits being brought to the big screen: slaying vampires, which is something we Americans often forget about with the legacy of Honest Abe. I suspect you guys can detect my sarcasm.
As we've covered in past articles, this fictional tale has been created by the team of writers Seth Grahame-Smith (who also wrote the novel), Simon Kinberg and Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov and will arrive in theaters this summer (June 22nd). The premise has Lincoln, not be confused with Spielberg's take on Lincoln, as a man hell bent on ridding the world of vampires once and for all after his mother is killed by the supernatural beings. Lincoln, played by Benjamin Walker, hands out Matrix style beat downs with his trusty axe, as you can see for yourselves in the trailer below.
This fantasy thriller will no doubt have some stiff competition at the box office this summer, but the flick looks impressive and should more than handle its own. And if you were expecting the trailer to be kind of crazy, it delivers big time in that respect too.