Director Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is going to be all kinds of awesomeness, no question. Each and every piece of news I have covered just gets me more and more excited to see it.
While todays news does not provide any actual footage, it does show off a brand new poster revealed by Empire, and what a poster it is! In the new image we see Abe himself, played by Benjamin Walker, looking cool, calm and collected and totally focused on being menacing, clearly unaware that the train he is standing on is crashing off the tracks behind him, and he proabably only has seconds to live! Ah, but he doesn’t care, no train is gonna stop him on his hunt for vampires!
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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