Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
New Movie Trailer
by Max Bowen
COMING ATTRACTION - Abraham Lincoln is one of those legendary presidents, the kind future leaders compare themselves to, assuming they want to be epic. After all, the guy’s face is on the side of a goddamn mountain. That’s pretty much as good as it gets. Known for his solid values and high moral ground, earning him the nickname “Honest Abe.” He led our nation through one of its most challenging times - the American Civil War, as brother was turned against brother... And apparently in Lincoln's spare time, he kicked the shit out of vampires.
STAKING OUT THE FILM - At least that’s the theory of Tim Burton’s newest project, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”Based on the 2010 mashup novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, this film tells the heretofore unknown tale of the 16th president of the United States and his quest for vengeance after vampires murdered his grandfather and his mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln... Having been driven out of Europe, the bloodsuckers now eye the United States as their new smorgasbord, and only one man and his axe can save the day.
Benjamin Walker stars as the axe-wielding vampire-killing protagonist
SINKING OUR TEETH INTO THIS ONE - Directed by Timur Bekmambetov and starring Benjamin Walker as Honest Abe himself, the trailer for this film (which I’ve watched about a hundred times) begins with a Johnny Cash song over a heavy, moody background and music. We see the tombstone of Abe’s beloved mother, and a few scenes of him dueling with the undead. Lincoln displays some ninja-like skills with his trademark axe, and from what I’ve seen, his quest for revenge has taken its toll on him.
Oh, and there’s a scene with him running across a burning train and cutting down a tree in one swing. Yes sir, this film stays true to history. The trailer for this just launched this week, but you’ll need to wait until June 22 to catch the whole movie. Look for me in the front row.