The visionary director of Nightwatch, Daywatch and Wanted, Timur Bekmambetov, continues to fascinate fans with his upcoming high concept historical horror, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. If you have not heard of the film yet, where the Hell have you been? This is destined for cult status, and is set to become one of the biggest horror/ all out awesome films of the year. The idea is great, the visuals looks dazzling and I can’t imagine this film being anything less than amazing. It has also been made in 3D, but I suspect a director like Bekmambetov can actually make the gimmick look cool.
A second trailer was revealed today by 20th Century Fox at Wondercon, and we have it right here for you. This trailer takes a while to buld up, and feels a lot more intense than the last one, but the build up soon gives way to some amazing action, some of which you will have already seen in the previous footage. However, there is no doubt this film is going to blow fans away!
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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