A brand new featurette has just made its way online about Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and “The Origins of a Superhero”. The two minute clip is mainly the director Timur Bekmambetov, producer Tim Burton and writer Seth Grahame-Smith having a bit of a chat about the superhero elements to their new film. There is also some footage, although looking at it it would appear to be stuff already seen in the trailers.
Ah, who cares, if you are as excited as I am to see this, any new promotional material is good! Check it out at the bottom of this post.
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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