The more I see of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the more I want to see the darned thing. Director Timur Bekmambetov’s awesome looking horror wasn’t exactly top of my must-see list a few months back. I was very interested, but not as excited as I am now to see it. The recent images had me a little more interested, but then, then the feckin trailer arrived, two of the bastards and that was it! I am now officially shaking with excitement to see this film, and today’s brand new featurette which features some new footage only heightens my excitement. See, I knew the director of Nightwatch, Daywatch and Wanted could pull off something brilliant, but based on the trailer he has blasted my expectations out of the water and officially made it to the top of my must-see list!
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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