Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter


Release Date: 22 June, 2012

Genre: Action/Adventure (With Dominic Cooper, Rufus Sewell & Benjamin Walker)

Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Woe to the gullible student who turns toAbraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter before a history test. The film weaves together real-life incidents from the life of the 16th U.S. president and a fantastical backstory about vampires backing the Confederacy and triggering the Civil War (because slaves are a convenient food supply, of course). ”I loved mixing and merging the genres,” says director Timur Bekmambetov, whose credits include 2008′s Wanted and the Russian vampire saga Night Watch and Day Watch. ”Here is the first time there is a movie with a real historical character being a superhero.”

Produced by Tim Burton from a script co-written by novelist Seth Grahame-Smith, the film hits theaters six months before Steven Spielberg’s more serious-minded Lincoln biopic starring Daniel Day-Lewis. But Vampire Hunter star Benjamin Walker (Broadway’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) says he also tried to capture a realistic side of the president, even in the service of popcorn-flick fantasy. ”As Americans, we distance ourselves from Lincoln in some ways. We place him on a pedestal and remove his humanity,” he says. ”The more I studied him, the thing that was magnificent about him was he was a common man who did extraordinary things.” Lincoln was known by the working-class nickname the Rail Splitter, after all. Perhaps it’s not such a stretch to imagine him as a Head Splitter, too.

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Source: EW