After a large number of rather cool images were released for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter earlier this week, two trailers have FINALLY arrived! We have a teaser trailer and an international trailer for your viewing pleasure. Check them both out at the bottom of this post and I am sure, like me, you will find them stunning. Director Timur Bekmambetov proved what an original and visionary director he was with the incredible Nightwatch and Daywatch, and then to move out of the fantasy world to create one of the most stunning films ever made about assassins with Wanted, it was clear his next project would be huge. However, I don’t think anyone believed his film showing President Lincoln as a vampire hunter would look quite as impressive as it does in these two trailers. I am literally gobsmacked! I knew his film was gonna be good, but never thought it would look THIS good! Boy am I impressed, and roll on August 2nd!!
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Directed by Timur Bekmambetov and produced by Tim Burton, the film stars Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Alan Tudyk, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Robin McLeavy. You can see the film in UK cinemas from 2nd August.
“The new movie follows Lincoln (Walker) from his boyhood on the frontier through his assassination by John Wilkes Booth and — because this is a vampire story — beyond.
Young Lincoln, having learned that his grandfather and mother were killed by vampires, vows to kill every last blood-sucker in a country that is crawling with them. On realizing that vampires are tangled in the slave trade, Lincoln’s resolve grows and takes on a moral dimension. To complicate matters he also learns that the creatures come in two varieties, good and bad.”
By Matt Wavish