Teaser Trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Axes Its Way Online
02.13.12 by Ryan
After releasing an endless stream of new photos, Twentieth Century Fox has finally released the teaser trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Based on the novel by author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter follows the 16th President of the United States from the age of 19 until his death — only with Honest Abe having to deal with a vampire threat.
Most of the recent photos were taken from a scene where Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) heads to Louisiana to rescue his friend William Johnson (Anthony Mackie) from a cabal of Southern vampires, a scene which borrows from Lincoln's legitimate history but with a vampire twist. It explains why Mackie had previously described the movie as "a recontextualization of history". The newly-released trailer is more befitting of producer Simon Kinberg's description of Lincoln "hacking people's heads off and killing vampires left and right."
Directed by Timur Bekmambetov — his first directorial effort since 2008's Wanted — and produced by Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd), 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; Rufus Sewell as the main vampire antagonist Adam and Robin McLeavy as Nancy Hanks Lincoln, the Lincoln's mother.