New Snow White and the Huntsman and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Photos
Posted 02.09.12 by Ryan
It seems to be photo week for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Days ago, several new photos were revealed for the adaptation of author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith's novel, which follows the career of the late 16th President from the the age of 19 until his death — with the small addition of vampires thrown into his history.
The recent photos were mostly taken from a scene where Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) heads to Louisiana to rescue his friend William Johnson (Anthony Mackie) and take on a cabal of Southern vampires, only to be put into a compromising position by vampire antagonist Adam (Rufus Sewell) and Vadoma (played by supermodel Erin Wasson). The latest photos show more of the scene, including what looks like a sneak attack on Honest Abe, and a look at Lincoln's fighting technique, which Walker described to USA Today as "very violent but graceful."
A battle scene is also the subject of the latest photo from Universal's adaptation of Snow White and the Huntsman. In the live-action version of the fairytale, Snow White (Kristen Stewart) is taught fighting techniques by the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) who was initially hired the evil Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) to murder her. Instead, the two decide to turn against the Queen. The photo finds Stewart in the field of a medieval battle, in what is hopefully a sign that the actress will be leaving the pining and melodrama of the Twilight series behind her for the upcoming movie.
Snow White and the Huntsman was directed by newcomer Rupert Sanders from a script by first-timer screenwriter Evan Daugherty, with rewrites by Hossein Amini (Drive) and Evan Spiliotopoulos (Battle for Terra). The
seven eight dwarves, which are led by Ian McShane as Caesar, also include Stephen Graham as Nero, Eddie Izzard as Tiberius, Toby Jones as Claudius, Bob Hoskins as Constantine, Ray Winstone as Trajan, Eddie Marsan as Hadrian and Nick Frost as Gus. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) plays the young Prince William. Snow White and the Huntsman opens on June 1st.
Produced by Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd) and directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was adapted by Grahame-Smith and co-stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln, the President's wife; Dominic Cooper as Henry Sturges, Lincoln's fanged mentor; and Robin McLeavy as Nancy Hanks Lincoln, the former president's mother. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will open in 3-D on June 22nd.